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Monday, 11 July 2011

2011 - the year for knitted alpaca dresses apparently...

Just a few news items today that caught our eye.  The first is an article from the Sydney Morning Herald about a couple who got married recently (in what looks like a beautiful location) and the bride wore an alpaca flapper dress embellished with hundreds of sequins and beads - it's too dye (!) for - sorry! 

Okay so it's not really a knitted alpaca dress but there's no denying that this little number isn't!  These photos are some of the final pieces by student designer Jodie Perrins.  Using Toft Chunky yarn she created this full length dress inspired by traditional English sports as reflected in her collection title of 'Bowl Me Over'.  We're not sure how practical this dress would be on the cricket pitch but it would certainly be a talking point for any spectators!  More info on Jodie can be found on her website at, her photographer for this collection was Holly Booth. 

Kerry is on route to the Great Yorkshire Show today until Friday when we're off to Knit Nation! Lots more news to follow.

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