Interesting interviews with Oliver Henry (Jamieson & Smith) and Lynn Abrams (University of Glasgow) in this BBC Radio Scotland business programme featuring the story of Scottish wool(22 Feb 2015) – fast forward to 4.40min in programme.
‘Knit-in’ on Wednesday 10 December between 1 and 3pm in room 208 in 2 University Gardens. Following the Wool week activities of our Knitter in Residence Susan McComb, we thought it would be good to bring together people who knitted samples, swatches and more substantial items using or adapting Susan’s patterns and knit kits. So… Continue reading
As part of the RSE-funded project ‘Knitting in the Round: Hand-Knitted Textiles and the Economies of Craft in Scotland’ we are seeking hand knitters-of all skill levels-for a University -wide community knitting project for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. (Please feel free to forward this email along to any members of the extended community that you… Continue reading
The Great Tapestry of Scotland is in Paisley until 8 June and has some knitting related panels, amongst other: Definitely worth a visit!
The Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life and Costume (in Ayrshire) has currently got an exhibition on Victorian costumes (inc some knitted items)… well worth the visit – see review by a recent visitor! The Costume Collection of over two thousand pieces may be most accurately described as Dress and Textiles. As well as women’s, men’s and… Continue reading
Our very own Lynn Abrams and Roslyn Chapman have contributed to this fascinating book: Shetland Textiles: 800 BC to the Present traces the history of textiles in Shetland through fabrics and garments together with the fibres and tools used to craft them, and the people who made and wore them. It brings together in-depth research… Continue reading
The date has been set for the Glasgow School of Yarn 2014: Fri 17 and Sat 18 October 2014, at the Mackintosh Church. Info on last year’s event here….