Hedge Witch Candle Mat Vintage Knitting Pattern

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Hedge Witch Candle Mat

We live between the sea and the mountains… in the ancient woods quivering with herbs and fruits and animals and flowers. This is where we dwell as solitary cottage folk. There is a hedge between us and the realms.

Those who have an eye for witchy things will immediately seize upon this vintage anti-macassar knitting pattern as a trail chained together from hedge to hedge; most suitable for altar cloths, candle or herb bounty mats. The pattern needs no “proper” yarn or needles, so choose what pleases you in fibre and size. Perhaps linen for autumn, cottage wool for winter, cotton for summer and silk for spring.

PATTERN

Found in the Wild Woods Hedgerows: Hedge Witch Candle Mat Knitting Pattern by Dianthe Bells. Adapted From a Vintage 1939 Knitting Pattern. Original pattern written for an old-fashioned armchair with two pieces for arm rests. Glossy hair for gentlemen rose to fashion in Victorian days, and to achieve this dandy effect the macassar oil was stroked through the hair, beard and moustache. Alas, the oil stained the backs of lounges so housewives were quick to whip up the anti-macassar cloth to absorb the problem. Ornate knitting and crochet designs flourished up until the 1950s when oiled hair suddenly became farcical. Original pattern written for an old-fashioned armchair with two pieces for arm rests. Glossy hair for gentlemen rose to fashion in Victorian days, and to achieve this dandy effect the macassar oil was stroked through the hair, beard and moustache. Alas, the oil stained the backs of lounges so housewives were quick to whip up the anti-macassar cloth to absorb the problem. Ornate knitting and crochet designs flourished up until the 1950s when oiled hair suddenly became farcical. Original pattern written for an old-fashioned armchair with two pieces for arm rests. Glossy hair for gentlemen rose to fashion in Victorian days, and to achieve this dandy effect the macassar oil was stroked through the hair, beard and moustache. Alas, the oil stained the backs of lounges so housewives were quick to whip up the anti-macassar cloth to absorb the problem. Ornate knitting and crochet designs flourished up until the 1950s when oiled hair suddenly became farcical. 

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