Centenary Stitches Book Review
Here is the first review of Centenary Stitches, the book that grew out of the 'Tell Them of Us' knitting-for-a -film project:
For the full review follow this link: Centenary Stitches,... Read more
Many, many thanks to you all for helping to make Tell Them of Ushappen. We are now planning to make a follow-up documentary with dramatised sections to complete William... Read more
Omaha knitter hooked by British WWI yarn
'Replying to a tweet does not often connect you to a century-old event, a family that lives thousands of miles away or land you in a movie’s credits.'
The story... Read more
Kickstarter reminds me that it is exactly one year since we launched this campaign. Thank you all for your support and for helping make this film happen.
Here are some... Read more
We are hoping to complete the WW1 commemorative project by making a number of small documentaries like the one on the knitting already recorded. Most importantly, we plan to film a... Read more
Thank you all so much for your support and Merry Christmas from the 'Tell Them of Us' cast and crew!
More news after Christmas - enjoy the break!
An interview with the wonderful volunteer knitters!
We staged a 'knit-in' at the exhibition in The Collection, Lincoln, for the wonderful knitting volunteers, two of whom had travelled from the States for the events, and took the... Read more
Tell Them of Us DVD
The limited edition DVD is now available. For those whose pledge included the DVD they will be in the post very soon and for those who would like to purchase... Read more
Some lovely comments
Richard Laxton: Hello all at ww1 film, A chance visit to Lincoln museum on Monday of this week had me viewing the 'Tell Them of US' knitwear exhibition. I was... Read more
The first comment is typical of those in the guest book - including 'are the knits for sale'! The answer to that is no. Part of the funding from the... Read more
WW1 Knitting Exhibition
The exhibition has just one week left to run, so catch it while to can. It is on display in the Courtyard Gallery at the Collection, Lincoln. The film can... Read more
WW1 Knitting Book!
We began this project seeking a volunteer to knit something for a first world war film and collected three hundred of them! We realised from the the first that they... Read more
New Trailer for 'Tell Them of Us'!
Here is our new trailer with music composed by Chris Gordon.
We also have a new Kickstarter fundraiser for 'Tell Them of Us' to help us with our production... Read more
Heritage Lottery Funded Exhibition.
I am delighted to report that we now have Heritage Lottery Funding for an exhibition; Centenary Stitches. The exhibition will be held at The Collection, Lincoln, along with a chance... Read more
A Canopy of Poppies and Barbed Wire
Our wonderful team of volunteer knitters, inspired and led by Julie Speed, have created a canopy-art installation for the Woollen Woods project. Held at Sizergh Castle NT, the woollen woodland contains... Read more
WW1 Knitting Gallery
We have created a knitting gallery so that you can enjoy the seeing the knitted garments you have helped to fund. They range from glamorous to plain and functional, but... Read more
Thank you all Part Two
Individual thank you messages have been Tweeted to you all via our 'Tell Them of Us' Twitter account @www1film I hope you all spotted yours!
Here is another lovely WW1... Read more
Thank you all part one!
As the first stage of showing our appreciation we have placed a thank you to all our backers on the WAG Screen web page!
A very moving weekend's filming.
Thank you all for your very generous support, we can now plan the next lot of knitting. Please forgive the couple of days gap before we send out all the... Read more
A Big Thank You to all our Supporters!
The Knitting Project is now well funded, thanks to your support. We're filming this weekend, so this is just a hasty update. We'll post some pictures of the beautiful knitwear... Read more
Yesterday, the wonderful Jane Lawrence drove up from London to Lincoln help us go through the patterns and the wool we had been donated so far to get as much... Read more
A Woodland Yarn
As we near the end of our fundraiser we thought we would do a photo-shoot just for you! Tomorrow four of the key admin team travel from different points to... Read more
One Soldier, One Shoot (and a few comforts).
We started filming yesterday (24th February) and we will continue filming until October. Costumes and knitted clothes will continue to be made for some time yet!
Although filmed from the... Read more
An Inspirational Yarn
During the First World War women knitted clothing for the young men on the front line. Gloves, scarves, Balaclavas, sleeping helmets, wrist warmers and a great variety of other shapes... Read more
Turning Back Time
We took the opportunity during costume fittings yesterday to improvise a photoshoot for you and, inspired by an old Crowder family photograph, we found a couple of deckchairs for props.... Read more
WW1 Knitting Patterns
WW1 Knitting Patterns are limited in their availability, especially British ones, and we would like to pass on our thanks to the Knitting and Crochet Guild for their support. They... Read more
Thank you all so much!
Thank you all so very much. This means so much to so many people. Not only are you helping create an amazing production, but your support has opened up opportunities... Read more
Here is another angle on our First World War Film project as reported by the Lincolnshire Echo:
A Cardigan for Grace
Grace Crowder was the older sister of Robert (who died at Passchendaele in 1917) and William.
So impressive is our team of volunteers knitters that it includes expert designers who... Read more
1918 Cardigan Pattern
The beautiful 1918 cardigan we have featured on our front page is proving very popular, so knitting designer Elizabeth Lovick has updated the pattern for a modern knitter and added... Read more