Which Stitch Markers Are Best

When I first took up crochet I didn't have any stitch markers, I didn't even know stitch markers existed. It wasn't long before I knew about them and I learnt the value of using stitch markers, aka stitch savers. That first frustrating experience of when a project accidentally unravels because there's nothing holding onto the stitch to stop it coming undone or your crochet circle grows in ways it isn't supposed to and the worth of this tiny tool became obvious very quickly. But there are so many styles of stitch marker to choose from, locking, circle, coil-less, plastic, safety pins, thread, 3D printed... does it really make a difference which one you use? Is it just how pretty they are? I walk you through a dozen different stitch markers from items you have lying around your home to the fancy artisan styles. I share with you what features to look for and those that don't really hold up to the task.

Moda a Firenze 1540-1580 - A Must Have Book!

Moda a Firenze 1540-1580: Lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la sua influenza

Moda a Firenze 1540-1580 Lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la sua influenza is one of my most prized books and an absolute must have reference book for 16thC Florentine costume.

Moda a Firenze 1540-1580 Lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo florentine costume renaissance 16thC

It is brimming with amazing full size colour images.


inside Moda a Firenze

Provides the text in Italian and English.

The red dress of Pisa

Has an entire chapter devoted to the 'Red dress of Pisa' and Eleanora's burial garments.

Eleanora di Toldo burial gown

Makes it super easy for you to figure out which sleeves or partlet or whatever you should use for your costumes.

partlet styles by date

And the bonus 'OMG can this be for real?' section is Eleanora's wardrobe accounts are listed in full. Oh yes, yes they are!

wardrobe accounts of Eleanora di Toledo

And there's more, so much much more.

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