My newest pattern is included in Interweave's premiere issue of Jane Austen Knits. It is called Miss Bennet's Beaded Bag, and it is a beaded lace hand bag. I lined the bag with silk, and used velvet ribbons for the handles. I would love to knit a second one and use d-shaped handles instead, just for a little variation.
The issue will be available in stores in early November. With 35 knitting patterns, and several in-depth articles about knitting, fabric, and fashion in Regency England, there is a lot for any Austen-ite to soak in. I am honored to be included in the issue.
I also had the opportunity to do an interview for Jane Austen Knits with Jennie Chancey, who designs beautiful period-correct dresses for her indie pattern line, Sense and Sensibility Pattern Company. I sewed a Regency Gown from her pattern a few years ago and it is my favorite sewing project of all time!
I was on hand for the Jane Austen Knits photo shoot, which was a great experience. Between thunderstorms, fetching ribbons, organizing garments, and ironing linens, I had time to snap a few shots behind the scenes. Christa Tippmann, the photographer, did an amazing job capturing the sensibilty of this publication.
Tabitha is writing Jane Austen quotes here...
This garden was just gorgeous!
We did have a little fun, too, between all of the running. I love that Amy Clarke Moore has a Jane Austen Action Figure! Oh, and good news- there will be another issue of this publication for 2012! I am already working on some ideas...