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This is a set of 10 knitting postcards, in my original "Hands/Knit #4: England 1859" design.

This is one of the very rare antique photographs in which I can identify the knitter: her name was Caroline Perigal.

It's amazing to think that as Caroline was knitting, Victoria was Queen, Dickens was publishing A Tale of Two Cities and the United States was headed for Civil War ...

About the Series

My collage design series honors those hands past, craft connected-ness, and the Art of Knitting "handed" down from one pair of hands to the next.

Each pair of hands in my collage series is "real", and came from a vintage photograph or postcard. "Hands/Knit #1" shows all the images in a composite collage; Numbers 2 through 6 in my series feature the individual knitters' hands, ranging from this one, taken in 1859 Edwardian England, to 1932 Wellesley College.

How I Make Them

I work carefully to restore a digital copy of the image -- no originals are harmed by my work! -- retouching, recoloring, then collaging the result you see here.

To get the level of photographic detail I want, I have my original designs professionally printed on heavyweight, 80-lb. cardstock, with a glossy finish, using permanent archival inks.

Item Description

This is a set of 10 standard size postcards, measuring approximately 5-1/2 inches tall by 4-1/4 inches wide.

I package each postcard set in a cello sleeve. Then I ship in board mailers to prevent damage to your cards.

Alternate Formats

I also make my collage design as note cards and large magnets. You can see them here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kNotesforkNitters/search?search_query=victorian+england&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Or, you can see all of my knitting postcard designs here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/kNotesforkNitters?section_id=5831052

♥ Happy knitting! ♥

Knitting Postcards - Victorian England 1859 - Set of 10 Art Post Cards from kNotes for kNitters

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage photographs, glossy cardstock, archival ink
  • Ships worldwide from New Mexico, United States
  • Feedback: 1060 reviews
  • Favorited by: 7 people