Propagansey Exhibition 2015 October 04 2015
St.Stephens Old Church Robin Hood's Bay, East Yorkshire Coast.
Praise be to Deb Gillanders and her utterly fabulous Propergansey exhibition.
A real treat for any Gansey lover & a rare day trip out for some serious knitting inspiration.
With Ganseys sourced from all over British Isles from Scotland to Cornwall
even a few from over the North Sea in Holland.
Nice tonal mend to end of the collars & cuffs after much wear.
Below right, vintage hand stitched child's under shirt.
Hand printed postcards by local Filey artist Mel Whitaker.
The holy grail of Gansey wools..yes the mythical Poppleton's of Harrogate.
Until next year.
www.propagansey.co.uk / check PROPAGANSEY on facebook for details.
Tartan Neck Scarf Fishermans Muffler September 21 2013
Our latest Tartan Neck Scarf, known locally to Bridlington
Fisherman as a Muffler. Our work continues in trying to
recreate this deceptively tricky and now rare piece of kit.
Once standard issue to all men working out on the North Sea.
Brushed cotton Stewart Royal Tartan cloth, woven in Scotland.
Usually worn to prevent your Gansey sweater or heavy oil skin
waterproofs from rubbing your neck.
The tartan neck scarf measures 73cm x 73cm square.
The devils in the details, hand frayed edges instead of turned and sewn
seams to avoid the chance of any abrasion.
With a traditional fishermans neck scarf you should always
be able to wrap the neck scarf twice around the neck before
tying off in a knot at the front.
Tanker on the horizon heading south along the East coast
with the Bridlington Coast Guard station keeping the watch.
Hull dock worker sporting his tartan neck scarf. Pictured here around 1960.
Thanks to local fishing legend Dave for all the information and
background history on the traditional fishermans mufflers.
Made to Measure Workwear September 15 2013
Suits you Sir, made to measure work shirt & jacket.
After a first fitting of the toile on Wednesday were good to
go on making up the final workwear jacket & work shirt in
2 shades of navy blue cotton twill in varying weights.
Collar point has been moved forward along with a reduction
in the height of the collar stand.
Pinning the rolled hem before sewing, tricky even with all those pins.
Coffee break. Hornsea pottery mug, a celebration of East Coast
Petrochemical plants, made in 1978 about 10 miles away.
With the hard work done just the buttons & final press before she's ready.
Up early, sure is a beautiful day. Nice Scye too. (sorry pattern cutter joke).
Front jacket panels laid out. Pockets pressed then stitched down.
Stop staring out of the window, Flamborough Head & Danes Dyke.
Workwear Jacket pressed and ready for it's new owner.
Shetland Pattern Gansey Sweaters September 09 2013
From the Archives - Island life North of the border, Och aye
Similar to the Yorkshire coast Gansey sweaters but generally hand
knitted in a finer 3 or 4 ply wool yarn.
Check back soon for more from The Shetland Isles.
Yorkshire Life September 03 2013
A flick through the pages of Yorkshire Life and the Dalesman circa 1950.
A new ship being launched into the river Hull near Beverley.
Unmistakeble tones of the factory floor in the foreground illustration
of the workers in their traditional British Workwear of around 1950.
North Landing Flamborough and inspiration for some of
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
Menswear shoot Autumn 2013 August 26 2013
Wayside Flower Autumn 2013. Collection preview behind thescenes at our
studio photo shoot. British made Menswear workwear and Gansey knitwear
Photo Shoot Flamborough AW13 August 26 2013
North Landing Flamborough, home of the East Coast Gansey.
They may have taken down the moated embattlements that once isolated
this Eastermost hook of the British Isles but the people here are still a breed apart.
Tractors are used to haul the cobles ashore and up the embankment safe
from the ravages of the North Sea. A role previously belonging to donkeys.
The Emmerson family who can trace their family back through hundreds of years
on these beaches are still fishing the waters off Flamborough Head. Now along
with the occasional tourist excursion to boot.