18 April | World Heritage Day | 10am to 4pm | Free | Ticketed When we were thinking of event ideas for New Lanark’s World Heritage Day celebrations, a yarnbombing challenge was the first that that popped into our heads. It seemed like a natural fit for this historic cotton mill village. Skip ahead nine… Continue reading
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
Authenticity exhibition (pdf) Authenticity Study Day (pdf)
One of our speakers at the Shetland study day, Helen Robertson, is also hosting her own workshop a week later, on designing and knitting your own lampshade, in the luxurious surroundings of Belmont House. Information and bookings at http://www.belmontunst.co.uk/
This study day is now advertised on the Shetland Museum and Archives website. This workshop will explore definitions of ‘traditional’ in Shetland knitwear design, the promotion, branding and marketing of ‘authentic’ Shetland knitwear, and how designers and industry are helped or hindered by a strong basis in heritage. These issues have implications for other types… Continue reading
The call for knitters for the 19th Century Lace Patterns is now closed – we have been overwhelmed with offers: thanks to all who replied!
How do you define authentic traditional knitwear? Does knitting have to be done in its cultural birthplace by indigenous people to be authentic? The University of Glasgow and Shetland Museum and Archives are working on a joint project looking at published knitting patterns identified as ‘Shetland’ in mainland Scottish and English publications from the 1840s… Continue reading
Just a quick reminder that In the Loop 4 will be in Glasgow this summer and we are planning a conference which showcases the best of Scottish knitting in a global context. The Loop 4, ‘From Craft to Couture’ references the craft origins of Scottish knitwear and its current status as a key element of… Continue reading
Coming to In The Loop 4 conference? If so please feel free to use this button on your Ravelry page, Facebook page or blog: For Ravelry and Facebook, just right-click on the button and “Save Image As”. or if you have a blog, copy this grab code: <div align=”center”> <img src=”http://knithistory.academicblogs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2015/06/IamgoingITL4-ver-2.jpg” alt=”In The Loop 4… Continue reading
The provisional programme for the In The Loop 4 conference is now available on the Knitting in the Round website, and registration is open on Eventbrite!