Inspired by a pair of historical gloves from the collections at the Huron County Museum, Sharlene from Stitch Revival Studio, developed the Huron Wristers Kit. Wristers are fingerless mitts that are perfect for working on computers, devices and outdoor activities when you need your fingers free. Included in the kit is the pattern for sizes small, medium and large and wool yarn from Steele Wool Farm that was dyed with natural dyes cultivated from the FACTS gardens. Needles not included. The kit is a unique reflection of the natural resources, history, and creativity found in Huron County.
This kit contains natural yarn and yarn dyed with fresh hollyhocks and woad.
Sharlene Bolen is a freelancer, mom, stitcher, and lover of all things heirloom & vintage needlework patterns. She enjoys sharing her journey of discovery through stitching history. Her studio, Stitch Revival Studio, is her platform for sharing her love of needle work. On her website and social media pages you can follow Sharlene as she discovers textiles at different local museums that lead her to different experiments and projects with needlework. Sharlene created the Huron Wristers pattern after being inspired by a pair of vintage gloves from the collections at the Huron County Museum that are believed to be from 1870 and worn by Mr. Herbert Wheeler. The museum record indicates that they were knit by a man.
For the kit Sharlene collaborated with fibre producer Margaret Steel of Steele Wool Farm, who provided the worsted yarn for the kits, and with Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston, who dyed the yarn with colours cultivated from the FACTS gardens. The kit is a unique reflection of the resources, history and creativity found in Huron County.
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