Thursday, 19 July 2012
What's in the window? The Canine Games in knit!
Fabrications teamed up with Collins & Brown publishers of the brilliant 'Best in Show' - knit your own dog book. We were there at the games to teach people how they could knit their own dog or a string of knitted sausages, support Battersa dogs home's 'Softer Staffie' campaign and get a copy of the book! Inside which you discover how to knit all kinds of breeds (in miniature) from a basset hound (my personal favourite) to a French bulldog (London Fields favourite)
These patterns are truly exquisite, the authors Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne (one of their claims to fame is a knitted jumper they designed was worn by Lady Di back in the 80's depicting rows of sheep) have really captured each breed through choice of yarn, colour combination and of course shaping of each type of dog's characteristics. The book contains 25 patterns which are easy to follow, you'll have a whole kennel club before you know it! and yes, Fabrications is well stocked up at £12.99 each. I foresee "knit my dog please!" being on dog lovers Christmas list!
I can say this as the current window display is been getting so much attention from passers by (walking their dogs!). There are 15 different knitted dogs 'performing' - jumping through embroidery hoops and posing with their winning medals on podiums!