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The Kitchener Stitch: Knitting in Wartime Study Day

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Friday 27 March 2015, 10am-4pm The Lighthouse, Glasgow  During the First World War it is said that Herbert Kitchener, British Secretary of State for War, prompted the invention of a special graft for socks to prevent chafing. It came to be known as ‘the Kitchener Stitch’. This study day focuses on the relationship between knitting… Continue reading

Knitting and War Workshop 27 March 2015

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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: Call for Papers

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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

Our Day Out in Sanquhar

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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

Sanquhar Knitting Workshop Programme

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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

Sanquhar Knitting Workshop

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Knitting in the Round presents its next event…… SANQUHAR KNITTING WORKSHOP 1 November 2014, 11am-3pm A’ the Airts, High Street, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire 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

So that was Wool Week 2014

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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