Yesterday was the best day ever!
Jane Waller and Susan Crawford visted the shop for the London launch of the republication of A Stitch in time. Susan and Jane are two of my favourite people and we were so glad to host them at the shop talking about the book.
They brought with them all of the garments from the book and my expectations, while very high, were thoroughly exceeded!
They are gorgeous.
Jane started proceedings by talking about the genesis of the book and her inspirations, motivations and desires. Jane Waller is a very engaging speaker whose enthusiasm is clear and seemingly boundless.
Susan continued, talking about why she wanted to republish the book and followed by taking us all through the garments in the book. They really are amazing.
This swimsuit was one of the most popular as you can see from our gorgeous model.
We had lots of gorgeous models.
We sold most of the books but we have some left but I don't imagine we'll have for long, It's a truly inspirational book.
The presentation went on for ages as the interest in the garments was huge and Susan has a way of talking to people that encourages us to understand that these garments are not only relevant, they are stunning, flattering and very achievable, all it takes is casting on. Most of the garments are made in 4ply, and although some of them have intricate designs the majority of them are simple, easy to pick stitch patterns with the most beatiful finishing touches, as Susan and Jane said, sometimes there is no reason for the fancy finishing other than it's just gorgeous!
I can't wait for volume 2!
Labels: A Stitch in Time, booksigning, Jane Waller, knitting, party, Retro, Susan Crawford, vintage knitting patterns