Mining for great vintage style has always been high on my priority list.
Whether its buttons, craft books, textiles or clothing, I love to rummage through what I think of as "treasure".
No city has escaped this pleasure whenever I've travelled close to home or overseas.
In the 80's and 90's, I had the good fortune of working for both a chain of yarn shops, developing patterns for all the private label yarns they imported and for a large yarn manufacturer in charge of developing yarns and patterns.
Needless to say, I've amassed a large library of patterns, many of which will be new to knitters and crocheters as there was no global way of sharing.
So, welcome to A Vintage Fanatic, my new Etsy shop, open and ready to inspire you with easy-to-make fashions from the 70's, 80's and beyond.
All patterns are branded "Vintage Classics", come from various sources and have been carefully reformatted and enhanced.
The styles are very wearable and as evidenced in the stores and on runways, very current.
Not only are there fashionable patterns to knit and crochet for adults, but little ones can also be stylish.
Click on the image to take you to Etsy pattern and have fun shopping.