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BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby ladydetemps » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:04 pm

So anyone else here used to watch 'Lark Rise to Candleford' I know for some people its a marmite show. You either love it or hate it. I loved it...nice relaxing Sunday teatime show.
I thought the costume were gorgeous...but could never quite work out the year from the fashions. I know in the book it was lead up to WW1....but the TV series strayed a bit from that plot. (I think of myself as a bit of a Dorcas Lane although others see me as more like the servant girl). lol!
I remember seeing the hamlet women in larkrise wearing shawls that seemed to crossover and join at the back...are those accurate? Coz I'd like one.



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Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby sally » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:12 pm

ladydetemps wrote:I remember seeing the hamlet women in larkrise wearing shawls that seemed to crossover and join at the back...are those accurate? Coz I'd like one.



Didnt watch it myself, but are you thinking of a Sontag? This one is from Godey's Ladies Book 1861

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... abit-shirt



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Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby ladydetemps » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:21 pm

sally wrote:
ladydetemps wrote:I remember seeing the hamlet women in larkrise wearing shawls that seemed to crossover and join at the back...are those accurate? Coz I'd like one.



Didnt watch it myself, but are you thinking of a Sontag? This one is from Godey's Ladies Book 1861

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... abit-shirt

Yes that's it. That's the one. Looked like they were crocheted or knitted.



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Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby ladydetemps » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:29 pm

Do you know where I might buy one?



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Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby sally » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:28 pm

Generally the sort of thing you'd knit yourself, but I do knit to commission, price would depend on how long it takes plus the price of the yarn



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Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby ladydetemps » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:55 pm

sally wrote:Generally the sort of thing you'd knit yourself, but I do knit to commission, price would depend on how long it takes plus the price of the yarn

I was thinking at having a go at it but...I just don't have the time between practicing 3 instruments and the clog dance.
Despite having learned to knit at an early age (I went to 'knitting club' in junior school...and they wondered why I got bullied :roll: )
- I'm the slowest knitter in the world. (I have one scarf I've been knitting for 2 years and Its only just got to the 'meter long' milestone. lol!)
- I've only knitted 1 scarf, 1 bag, 2 berets (did those while unemployed) and 3 small triangles (my contribution to make patchwork blanket). So I tend to make most things by knitting long strips and small triangles then sew them together to make the shape I want.

Thanks for the offer...will see if my grandma (or other relative) will knit it for me first...but will come back to you if that is possible. :angel:



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Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby ladydetemps » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:05 am

Do you think they are wearing 'sontags' in this http://youtu.be/Wab1nCIsuL8 and this http://youtu.be/4WatHwWE5zs or are they just long shawls?



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Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby Simon Atford » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:56 am

I watched it the beggining mainly because it was filmed about 5 miles way from my house but got a bit bored of it towards the end. Dorcas Lane (Julia Sawalha) was good as Mark Heap as the devout Christian Postman Thomas Brown.



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Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby ladydetemps » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:06 am

Simon Atford wrote:I watched it the beggining mainly because it was filmed about 5 miles way from my house but got a bit bored of it towards the end. Dorcas Lane (Julia Sawalha) was good as Mark Heap as the devout Christian Postman Thomas Brown.

As someone who was a fan of 'Spaced' I was quite surprised when first saw him cast...but he did a brilliant job.

Initially I watched it because I was told a melodeon featured in it...and kinda got hooked.



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Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby British » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:06 pm

My wife and I loved every episode. Just a pity they are not continuing with any future series.
As for the year, I can't remember, but Mr Timmins did carve a date on the town hall. It was the end of the 18 hundreds.



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Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby Miss Costello » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:04 pm

must reccomend Elizabeth Stewart Clarke's Sewing Academy at Home forum....lots of threads on Sontags. i just started one in crochet, from Peterson's Magazine (available free on Google Books)

http://thesewingacademy.org/

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Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby British » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:36 pm

Or you could see if Pearl and Ruby Pratt could make you something!



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Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby ladydetemps » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:10 pm

sally wrote:
ladydetemps wrote:I remember seeing the hamlet women in larkrise wearing shawls that seemed to crossover and join at the back...are those accurate? Coz I'd like one.



Didn't watch it myself, but are you thinking of a Sontag? This one is from Godey's Ladies Book 1861

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... abit-shirt


I found a pattern on ravelry...so am having a go at knitting one.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/6776669956/
Not quite sure if I got the 'slip marker' bit right...but it doesn't look wonkey yet.




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