Something to look forward to in the New Year…the next event of the Knitting-in-the-Round Project – Knitting and War. On Friday 27 March we will be at The Lighthouse in Glasgow to talk about the relationship between war and knitting – knitting for the forces, knitting for veterans, knitting for the home, in all wartime… Continue reading
In the Loop 4 Knitting – from Craft to Couture University of Glasgow, Scotland – 26, 27, 28 August 2015 Call for Papers The fifth interdisciplinary and international In the Loop conference will be held at the University of Glasgow 26-28 August 2015 in association with the School of Humanities and the RSE funded ‘Knitting… Continue reading
A bright, sunny Sanquhar welcomed us to our study day on Saturday. Finally we were in the home of the famous Sanquhar knitting and what a treat was in store: gloves and more gloves in the Sanquhar black and white as well as a range of other colourways. Old gloves in the… Continue reading
Knitting-in-the Round: Sanquhar Knitting Workshop Saturday 1 November, 11am-3pm, A’The Airts, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire All-day Programme Small group tours of the Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum focusing on the Sanquhar knitting collection will take place throughout the day Local knitters will be present throughout the day to demonstrate the tradition of Sanquhar patterns and designs The Sanquhar knitting project… Continue reading
Knitting in the Round presents its next event…… SANQUHAR KNITTING WORKSHOP 1 November 2014, 11am-3pm A’ the Airts, High Street, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire http://all-the-airts.com/ An ideal opportunity to watch, question and learn how to knit Sanquhar from the experts Talks by TomofHolland and Fiona Scott (of MakeWorks) Tolbooth Museum tours & exhibit of Sanquhar… Continue reading
Wool Week @ Glasgow University came to a close on Friday with a celebration in the University Archives surrounded by items related to knit and to textiles. As the culmination of Susan McComb’s residence with us she brought along all her project materials so we could see the journey from idea to realisation, using the… Continue reading
The University of Glasgow Library hosted our Knitter in Residence all day in its lovely cafe. Susan taught several people to knit from scratch, and helped one woman complete a scarf which she had abandoned a year previously. Tomorrow, Friday, she will be in the Atrium cafe of the Wolfson medical Building 10-12 noon… Continue reading
Susan McComb, our knitter in residence will be in Glasgow University library from 10.30 until 4 on Thursday. This is a good chance to catch her if you havn’t already picked up a knit kit. If you already have a kit, pop along with your sample or just for some advice.
On Day 3 of Wool Week @ Glasgow University our Knitter in Residence will be joining the University Knitting Group in the Round Reading Room (next to the Library) between 1 and 2pm. Do go along if you want to pick up a knit kit, brush up your skills or just join other knitters. To… Continue reading
Day 2 of our Knitter in Residence with a class of 20+ material culture postgraduate students in Archaeology – the concentration is palpable Looking forward to posting the results.