Thursday, 4 February 2010

Just a couple of knit samples, these are taken from the traditional patterns of the Yorkshire seaside ganseys. The patterns are symbolic representations of the area such as the nets and the sand. The different combinations of these patterns are representations of specific places such as Flamborough, Scarborough and Filey. This process was used as a method of identification for fishermen lost at sea so it was possible to find out where they were from.

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