Wednesday

Miss Bennet's Beaded Bag~ Jane Austen Knits

by Joanna
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...

4 comments:

  1. The photo shoot sure was fun! I was so thankful you were there to help out with all the details.

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  2. Your blog: I am a new follower. With a sick child this weekend following a very sad week for our circle of friends, I have found comfort in reading your blog. I will be quick to order a book or two and have started a prayer shawl for a friend/neighbor - the Little House Shawl. All of your posts have been simply delightful and as I have read, backward so to speak, I have grown to love your story more and more. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. This post: This post made me smile. I love Austen and have this action figure in my office at school. :) Thank you. I will continue to read on. I hope you are enjoying your snow. We had one snow day here in Missouri this past week, but looks like Tuesday may be another...teachers need snow days, too. Happiness to you. ~Kelly

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  3. Your blog: I am a new follower. With a sick child this weekend following a very sad week for our circle of friends, I have found comfort in reading your blog. I will be quick to order a book or two and have started a prayer shawl for a friend/neighbor - the Little House Shawl. All of your posts have been simply delightful and as I have read, backward so to speak, I have grown to love your story more and more. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. This post: This post made me smile. I love Austen and have this action figure in my office at school. :) Thank you. I will continue to read on. I hope you are enjoying your snow. We had one snow day here in Missouri this past week, but looks like Tuesday may be another...teachers need snow days, too. Happiness to you. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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    1. Welcome! So glad to hear that you are enjoying this blog and our little tellings of our creative life. I have heard of many knitters who are making the Little House Shawl as a prayer shawl which I think is wonderful! We are in our first blizzard of the season and enjoying it very much. Happiness and health to you and yours!

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