Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Famous Knitters - Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon (February 19, 1911 - November 23, 1979)

Stunningly beautiful and a wonderful actress.

Her knitting or Vivien Leigh's? Some captions on the internet state that she was helping Vivien Leigh as Laurence Olivier looked on from behind them.


Anonymous said...

My daughter is doing a term paper on the history of knitting and needs to interview an expert. We live in Southern California. Where are you based and what is your background?

One More Stitch said...

A helpful source would be the Historic Knit group at Yahoo Groups:


It is a friendly group with many well-known and RELIABLE experts in the field of historic textiles, including knitting. If you or she joined the group, even just for the time that she needs to do her research, I am sure that the more conversational method of the group would let her ask her questions and, possibly, find someone in your area.

There is another group, with many but not all of the same people on Ravelry called Historic Knitting.

Both groups are free to join.