Fleece to Fashion: Researching the History of Knitted Textiles in Scotland

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Knitting is having (another) moment.  As we all have a little more time to devote to craft and doing something creative and industrious with our hands takes our mind off world events, knitting offers a welcome respite and distraction. So how timely that the Knitting in the Round team at the University of Glasgow recently commenced… Continue reading

University of Glasgow Wool

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At last, our very own wool has arrived. On Friday we officially launched our very own University of Glasgow knitting yarn. Cochno Wool is a single origin, double knit worsted yarn in 4 colours – natural, University blue, slate grey and thistle pink – produced from the Scotch Mule sheep at the University of Glasgow’s… Continue reading

Scottish Knitting Traditions and Sanquhar Pattern

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An interesting talk and workshop on Sat 6 October 2018: The Illustrated talk will give an insight into the knitting collection, the audio clips from Sanquhar knitters and the cultural history which forms the Ethnological study from the Vanishing Scotland Archive. The workshop participants will get the Scottish Traditional Knitting Pattern ‘Muffatees in Sanquhar Pattern’… Continue reading

A Georgian Knitting Odyssey

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Exploring the “Georgian-ness” in between knitting needles   by Qiaoyun Peng Graduate student. Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow Current research focuses on the knitting tradition and national identity of Estonia.   When I first arrived in Georgia, I had not expected to find a rich knitting tradition there. Arriving in Kutaisi at… Continue reading

Promote Shetland no more?

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Please consider signing this petition to change Shetland Islands councils Decision on not to renew Shetland Amenity Trust’s contract.   Shetland Amenity Trust, which has held the contract for the past eight years, has been informed that Shetland Islands Council will not be awarding the Promote Shetland contract to any outside body.   The Trust… Continue reading

Knitwear in Hawick, old and new

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The Knitting-in-the-Round team have been a little subdued since the final project workshop in Shetland last March but a day out in Hawick in the Scottish Borders has revived our enthusiasm for all things knit and prompted some thoughts about the connections between hand knitting and factory knitwear production. We visited two very different companies.… Continue reading

Shetland lace project exhibition

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The Shetland lace project exhibition has opened in the foyer of Shetland Museum and Archives, and I must say, we are very pleased with it!  You can see some images of the exhibition here. On Saturday 05 March the accompanying workshop, Authenticity in Culturally-based Knitting, will be streamed live for anyone who would like to… Continue reading