Tag Archives: Nautical

Scrimshaw Art

I just found that scrimshaw artist Linda Layden sells some of her items through Etsy – her work is sold by other stores and designers but often at much higher prices.

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Naval History Inspirations

Unofficial Insignia – Liberty Cuffs and Diesel Boats Forever World War II sailors sewed hidden patches under the sleeve cuffs of their dress blue jumpers. Once on leave, they unbuttoned their “liberty cuffs” and turned them over to display colorful dragons, mermaids, dolphins (for submariners), and birds (for the “airedales” who worked on Navy aircraft). [...]

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Fall Inspirations – Toilers of the Sea

Nautical themes will have a strong influence… look for SNS Herning and Inis Meain knits this season. From the Norfolk Museums and Archeology Service on the older traditional sweaters worn by fishermen: A fisherman’s gansey was once his most distinctive feature. A navy blue jumper, patterned on the top half and part of the sleeves [...]

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