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Crochet Collection

Background imageCrochet Collection: Book of patterns: Women & War - How to knit and crochet

Book of patterns: Women & War - How to knit and crochet
Book of patterns: Women & War- How to knit and crochet, articles neccesary to the Health and Comfort of our Soldiers and Sailors. Associated with World War One, Home Front (1914-1918). Date: 1918

Background imageCrochet Collection: Womens shingle cap 1929

Womens shingle cap 1929
Shingle cap, made of crocheted silk, with a choice of colours. Date: 1929

Background imageCrochet Collection: Two models discuss the simply lovely crochet yarn, an advert for Ardern's Lustrous Crochet Date

Two models discuss the simply lovely crochet yarn, an advert for Ardern's Lustrous Crochet Date: 1918

Background imageCrochet Collection: Two models discussing a fabric held out by the draper. Advert for Arden's Crochet Cotton. Date: 1918

Two models discussing a fabric held out by the draper. Advert for Arden's Crochet Cotton. Date: 1918

Background imageCrochet Collection: Illustration of two ladies doing their crochet together indoors. Advert for Arderns Sylko Crochet

Illustration of two ladies doing their crochet together indoors. Advert for Arderns Sylko Crochet. Date: 1920s

Background imageCrochet Collection: Illustration of a lady in a cloche hat working on her crochet while sitting outdoors while the men

Illustration of a lady in a cloche hat working on her crochet while sitting outdoors while the men have a conversation. Advert for Coats Mercer Crochet. Date: 1920s

Background imageCrochet Collection: Crocheted Bicycle Cap

Crocheted Bicycle Cap Date: 1879

Background imageCrochet Collection: Crocheted Deerstalker and Scotch Bonnet

Crocheted Deerstalker and Scotch Bonnet Date: 1879

Background imageCrochet Collection: A crocheted hat and a knitted and crocheted cravat scarf. The images accompanied instructions

A crocheted hat and a knitted and crocheted cravat scarf. The images accompanied instructions on how to create the garments yourself. Date: 1932

Background imageCrochet Collection: Four Cloche Hats. 1 - Striped crochet cloche in red, white

Four Cloche Hats. 1 - Striped crochet cloche in red, white and blue by Jane Gozzet at Spice No.1 accompanied by patriotic bead and pearl earrings from Harrods

Background imageCrochet Collection: Woman in a printed and embroidered sheath dress

Woman in a printed and embroidered sheath dress, velvet blouse and pearl belt. Fourreau crepe blanc brode et peint, blouse velours emeraude broche ponceau, ceinture de perles

Background imageCrochet Collection: Make yourself these string slippers, 1944

Make yourself these string slippers, 1944. Wartime crochet pattern. 1944

Background imageCrochet Collection: Meltham Mills 1851

Meltham Mills 1851
Meltham Mills, near Huddersfield. Brooks family, Royal improved, patent cotton spinning mill. 1851

Background imageCrochet Collection: Advert for The Modern Knitting Book

Advert for The Modern Knitting Book
Black and white advert for The Modern Knitting Book, inside The Etiquette of To-Day, edited by Flora Klickmann. Date: circa 1914

Background imageCrochet Collection: Advert for Two 'Jolly Little Books'for Little Girls

Advert for Two "Jolly Little Books"for Little Girls
Black and white advert for Two " Jolly Little Books" for Little Girls on the inside of The Etiquette of To-day book, published by the Girls Own Paper, circa 1914. Edited by Flora Klickmann

Background imageCrochet Collection: Advert for the Home Art Series of books

Advert for the Home Art Series of books
Black and white advert for the Home Art Series of useful skills such as crochet and fancy stitchery on the inside front cover of The Etiquette of To-day book, published by the Girls Own Paper

Background imageCrochet Collection: Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove womens wrist glooves 1937

Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove womens wrist glooves 1937
Fashionable dainty white Irish crochet wrist gloves. Date: 1937

Background imageCrochet Collection: Woman crocheting 1906

Woman crocheting 1906
Photograph of a woman entitled Wandering Thoughts crocheting at home maybe for a piece of clothing or a doily. Date: 1906

Background imageCrochet Collection: FEMALE TYPE / CROCHET CAP

FEMALE TYPE / CROCHET CAP
All the nice girls love a sailor especially this young woman whose decided to crochet herself a cap to let everyone know which is her favourite armed service Date: December 1942

Background imageCrochet Collection: 1960s knitting crochet pattern for dress modelled by Twiggy

1960s knitting crochet pattern for dress modelled by Twiggy
Front cover of a crochet pattern for a quick crochet suit in Twilleys Stalite wool, worn here by archetypal sixties model, Twiggy. Date: c.1966

Background imageCrochet Collection: 1960S TYPIST

1960S TYPIST
A typist (or perhaps the secretary or the Receptionist) at Barnabys Picture Library types out a letter on Company letterheaded paper. Date: 1960s

Background imageCrochet Collection: Weldons garments & hospital comforts, knitting booklet, WW1

Weldons garments & hospital comforts, knitting booklet, WW1
Be useful in this time of war. Front cover of a Weldons booklet with instructions on how to make a variety of garments for soldiers and hospital comforts for wounded men

Background imageCrochet Collection: Clementine Churchill, 1924

Clementine Churchill, 1924
Clementine Churchill, nee Hozier (1885-1977) wife of Prime Minister and statesman, Winston Churchill. As pictured on the front cover of The Bystander, 1924. 1924

Background imageCrochet Collection: Advert for Peter Robinsons womens blouses 1913

Advert for Peter Robinsons womens blouses 1913
Smart lace blouses at moderate prices. 1913

Background imageCrochet Collection: Irish Crochet and Handkerchief Embroidery, Bryansford

Irish Crochet and Handkerchief Embroidery, Bryansford - two women outside a thatched cottage. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Down: Bryansford). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageCrochet Collection: Two women and a girl in ponchos

Two women and a girl in ponchos
Two women and a girl in knitted and crocheted ponchos. 1960s

Background imageCrochet Collection: Advert for Dickins & Jones stylish lace wear 1912

Advert for Dickins & Jones stylish lace wear 1912
Fashionable lace wear for women. 1912

Background imageCrochet Collection: Crochet moonray dress by Clobber, 1966

Crochet moonray dress by Clobber, 1966
Silver crochet moonray dress by Clobber, the boutique launched by designer Jeff Banks in Blackheath in 1964 (the same year Mary Evans Picture Library also launched in Blackheath)

Background imageCrochet Collection: Crocheted and embroidered greetings card

Crocheted and embroidered greetings card. Date: early 20th century

Background imageCrochet Collection: What People Are Wearing - Lesley Langley

What People Are Wearing - Lesley Langley
Miss UK and Miss World Lesley Langley (born 1945) wearing a blue Bernat Klein tweed suit edged in purple crochet. Date: 1966

Background imageCrochet Collection: Wartime knitting section, Britannia and Eve, 1940

Wartime knitting section, Britannia and Eve, 1940
A double-page knitting section with a man wearing a top tank pullover in the first page, a woman with a plain sweater and another with a crochet snood, hat and mittens in the second. Date: 1940

Background imageCrochet Collection: Doll dressed in crochet as a soldier, WW1

Doll dressed in crochet as a soldier, WW1
A doll dressed in a crocheted military uniform - pattern in The Needle Worker magazine, March 1915. Date: 1915

Background imageCrochet Collection: A Useful Knitting Case, WW1

A Useful Knitting Case, WW1
A useful knitting case from J. C. Vickery fitted with excellent bone and steel needles, crochet and wool hooks - the ideal gift for Christmas 1914

Background imageCrochet Collection: WW1 crocheted cap and scarf combined for soldiers

WW1 crocheted cap and scarf combined for soldiers
Pattern and photograph taken from a Baldwins Wool Great War era knitting booklet for a crocheted cap and scarf combined. Date: c.1915

Background imageCrochet Collection: WW1 The Ladys World cover - dreadnought cushion cover

WW1 The Ladys World cover - dreadnought cushion cover
Front cover of a First World War period The Ladys World Fancy Work Book featuring a topical design for a dreadnought cushion cover. Date: c.1915

Background imageCrochet Collection: Julia James in 1920

Julia James in 1920
Julia James (1890 - 1964), English actress, playing the part of Lady Mary Lasenby in Sir James Barries " An Admirable Crichton", Comedy, at the Royalty Theatre London. Date: 1920

Background imageCrochet Collection: German woman - crocheting for her brother at the front - WW1

German woman - crocheting for her brother at the front - WW1
A German woman (Gertrude Konigshain) works on a piece of crochet - possibly a favour to her brother (?) fighting at the front during WW1

Background imageCrochet Collection: Music Notation, 1810

Music Notation, 1810
Diagrams illustrating musical notation. The treble, tenor and base clef, the diatonic scale and note names and values are indicated. Date: 1810

Background imageCrochet Collection: Evening Mantle 1912

Evening Mantle 1912
A blue satin evening mantle open to the waist & ornamented with black bows & possibly Irish lace. She wears tiara & an ostrich feather plume in her hair. N.B jade necklace. Date: 1912

Background imageCrochet Collection: Nurse holding baby

Nurse holding baby
A nurse in white uniform holds a baby dressed in a long crocheted shawl and bonnet

Background imageCrochet Collection: Crocheted Accessories

Crocheted Accessories
A woman looks in her bag, crocheted from red rust wool; her matching hat and scarf are also crocheted and look smart against her fawn tweed coat

Background imageCrochet Collection: Girls Wearing Ponchos

Girls Wearing Ponchos
Non-identical twin sisters wearing crochet ponchos

Background imageCrochet Collection: Dress with Irish Crochet

Dress with Irish Crochet
A barrel-line dress with a V -neck & inserts of irish crochet with a long fringed sash worn across the hips & the bodice pouched slightly to soften the line

Background imageCrochet Collection: Female Type / Crochet Cap

Female Type / Crochet Cap
All the nice girls love a sailor especially this young woman whose decided to crochet herself a cap to let everyone know which is her favourite armed service

Background imageCrochet Collection: Crochet Chemise 1920S

Crochet Chemise 1920S
A young woman poses provocatively in a chemise with a crochet yoke, hem & insertions

Background imageCrochet Collection: Furs / Grunwaldt / Plate 9

Furs / Grunwaldt / Plate 9
Two women with one live furry friend. Tunic dress with crochet trim, black gauze hat, black fur muff; unspecifed black fur coat ornamented with large oriental style tassels

Background imageCrochet Collection: Marguerite Leslie C1908

Marguerite Leslie C1908
The S-bend silhouette is still discernable in this velvet gown with square corsage & crochet or lace trim. N.B bandeau in her hair & a long string of knotted pearls



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