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‘Knit-in’ on Wednesday 10 December 2014

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‘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

Call for Knitters: Flags of the Commonwealth

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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

Costume collection at the Dalgarven Mill, Ayrshire

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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

Shetland Textiles: 800BC to the Present

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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