Inspiration Book – Tin Ceilings

When we were in Sydney, we stayed at the Mercantile Hotel. It’s a pub on the ground floor with modest rooms above, built in 1915 or so. I loved the tin ceilings at the Mercantile, and there seemed to be a different pattern in every room.

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The textural, repeating patterns seem like they would be (very roughly) adaptable to knitting. Maybe as a cushion or an afghan. I’ll be mulling it over.

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6 thoughts on “Inspiration Book – Tin Ceilings

  1. When I was little, my grandfather’s house had a tin ceiling in the kitchen. I loved staring up at it; I thought it was beautiful. I have used the design concept in graphics (seamless, repeating tiles) but it hadn’t occurred to me to wonder about the possible knitting aspects. Nice idea!

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