Traditional crafts

To order any of these patterns, print off this order form (opens as a pdf file), fill it in and send with a cheque to the address on the form.

Cabin Crochet is published by BMS and contains clear, easy to follow instructions for making your own lace edging, using the pattern for lace from narrowboat Friendship, and charts for five more similar designs.

The Joan Turpin Collection A new collection of patterns for all crocheters. 13 easy and advanced patterns, ticket drawer pieces to curtain tiebacks, all charted as blocks and spaces on a grid and also as the popular symbols.

Joan taught herself to crochet and learnt to work patterns from charts and to chart her own designs, many of which were copied from photographs of narrow boat back cabins. Joan demonstrated her craft regularly at the Museum and was particularly proud and delighted when she was told by ex-working boaters that her work was just like the crochet in their cabins. Much of her work was used in the boats at the Museum.

Boatwoman’s Bonnet is published by the society and contains clear, easy to follow instructions for making your own bonnet pattern and bonnet

Boatman’s Spiderweb Belt is published by the society and contains clear, easy to follow instructions for making your own embroidered belt.

 

 

Crochet leaflets @ £1.00 each

Sue’s Spider Web – a porthole cover by Sue Constable

Sea Shells and Bells – a pattern written down by Sarah Chanin and dedicated to Mel and Ivor on their wedding

Susan – a pattern worked by Susan Ward, Rose Whitlock’s mother and written down by Sarah Chanin

Rose and Laura – a pattern written down by Sarah Chanin and dedicated to boatwomen Rose Whitlock and Laura Carter who spent their working lives carrying for Barlows and later for Blue Line.

 

The story of the Friendship panel – full colour book giving the background to the project and details of how it was worked.

 

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