A delightful evening of needlepoint and music awaits with this scintillating selection of the lost knitting songs of WWI and WWII from Canada, Britain, America and France. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own knitting (or crochet) and stitch along to these funny, poignant, toe-tapping, needle-clicking tunes.
During the two World Wars, millions of women knitted for the soldiers and popular music often reflected the trends of the time – mere days after the first bullet was fired, dozens of knitting-themed songs started to appear. After the wars these songs were essentially lost, and this concert is the first time that many of them have been performed in 100 years. Some of the songs were very close to disappearing forever, and with Stitch in Time, this music — a clever, sweet and entertaining footnote in history — has been preserved and given a chance to live again.