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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

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

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

In the Loop 4: the Credits

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In the Loop 4: From Craft to Couture In the Loop 4 (or #intheloop4 as it soon became known on the twittersphere) delivered three days of talk, debate, thought, shopping, eating and fashion in the environs of the University of Glasgow. Our themes of Authenticity, Sustainability and Creativity were woven through the programme in intriguing… Continue reading

In the Loop: Presenting keynote Jonathan Faiers

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Only 4 weeks to go to In the Loop 4 at the University of Glasgow, 26-28 August. And last but certainly not least, our fourth keynote speaker is Jonathan Faiers, Reader in Fashion Theory at Winchester School of Art whose research examines the interface between popular culture, textile and dress. image: Kenzo Takada – knitting… Continue reading

In the Loop 4: Di Gilpin – from Craft to Couture

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We are excited to have designer and maker Di Gilpin as one of the plenary speakers at In the Loop 4. Di is on of Scotland’s preeminent knitwear designers and makers who produces daring, exciting and eminently wearable knitwear, desired by couture fashion houses and ordinary knitters alike. www.digilpin.com Di’s workshop and studio is in… Continue reading

Introducing Dinah Eastop – Keynote 2

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Introducing Dinah Eastop  Our first keynote speaker on Wednesday 26 August will be Dinah Eastop, Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL who many will know of as the founding Director of the AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies and formerly a senior lecturer at the Textile Conservation Centre at Winchester. Dinah’s research spans textile conservation,… Continue reading

In the Loop 4: Presenting our Keynote speakers

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As preparations for In the Loop 4 at the University of Glasgow 26-28 August progress we thought you might like to know a little more about our keynote speakers. So today we will begin with Rosemary Eribé, our keynote on Wednesday 26th. ‘From Craft to Couture: ERIBÉ Knitwear’s experience of taking craft into the modern demands… Continue reading

In the Loop 4 in Glasgow 26-28 August 2015

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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. Our theme, ‘From Craft to Couture’ references the craft origins of Scottish knitwear and its current status as a key element of designer collections worldwide. Alongside the wide… Continue reading

Knitting in Wartime Programme announced

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There is still time to register for Knitting-in-the-Round’s Knitting in Wartime Study Day which will take place on Friday 27 March at The Lighthouse in Glasgow City Centre.  Admission is free of charge but please register on our Eventbrite site. In association with Glasgow Women’s Library the day will feature a series of talks by… Continue reading