Thursday, 14 July 2011
It is a very well produced book, with lots of clear illustrations. Some are contemporary - fashion photos (usually from Vogue) or ads for knitwear manufacturers. Others are photos of surviving garments, and the author often shows both the whole garment and then one or two small details in close-up, so that it's possible to get a clear idea of how it was made. Some of the knitwear is from John Smedley,
a long-established knitwear manufacturer (based in Derbyshire), others apparently come from private collections.
Altogether it's a really enjoyable book - informative and illuminating.