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I've taken my most popular knitting photo collage design and made it into a striking 11x17 poster!

This is "Hands Knit #1", a composite collage of 11 different historic photos of knitting hands.

Each pair of hands in my collage is "real", and came from a vintage photograph or postcard dating from 1866 to 1932. (One pair of hands shown belonged to Queen Victoria!)

In this large format poster, I have room to identify the country of origin and date of each image. These captions fascinate people: they'll stand in front of it, absorbed, until they're read every one.

How I Make Them

The original images come from my crazy-huge collection of vintage knitting photographs, snapshots, stereoviews and postcards. I only work with these fragile antiques digitally -- no originals were harmed in the making of this collage! -- retouching, repairing, and lightly colorwashing them.

I use a warm chocolate brown for the background, and frame each individual image in a white border. At the bottom, the series title "Hands Knit" is printed in bright yellow, the words punctuated by a red ball of yarn.

To get the level of photographic detail I want, I have my original collage design professionally printed on heavyweight coated cardstock, using fade-resistant archival inks. Trimmed and finished, the poster measures 11 inches wide and 17 inches tall.


To prevent creasing or wrinkling, I ship this poster rolled up in a plastic tube, inside a sturdy poster shipping box.

Alternate Formats

I also make this collage design as note cards, postcards, magnets and tote bags. You can see them all here:

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Knitting Art Poster - Historic Hands Knitting Photo Collage from kNotes for kNitters

$12.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: archival inks, vintage photographs, heavyweight glossy stock, original collage design
  • Ships worldwide from New Mexico, United States
  • Feedback: 1060 reviews
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