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Knitter-in-Residence announced

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Our 2014 Knitter-in-Residence will be Susan McComb. Susan is a Textile Design graduate of Glasgow School of Art and has worked on a range of community knit-based projects including the Aberteifi cardigan knitting project ( and the Marie Curie Hospice stitching project at Stobhill Hospital. Susan plans to use the designs embedded in the magnificent… Continue reading

Commonwealth Crafts

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There seem to be a lot of crafty events going on in Glasgow during the 2014 Cultural Festival. At Glasgow Green, Scottish knitwear firm Eribe has a pop-up shop and hand-knitting demonstrations, and are contributing to the decor of the festival site! The Scattercraft community of crafters have been decorating the Mount Florida neighbourhood with… Continue reading

Commonwealth Knitting: Day One

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It’s the first day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and a wonderful community of knitters radiating out from the University have crafted beautiful flags of the participating Commonwealth nations. We are just in the process of putting these together into a giant bunting, which will be displayed a few places around the University and… Continue reading

Knitting the Summer of Sport

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Knitting in the Round has plans to knit the Commonwealth Games which are coming to Glasgow in July (watch this space for details) but in the meantime, the seaside knitters of Saltburn on Sea have beaten us to it with their homage to the World Cup


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We are seeking to appoint a knitter in residence at the University of Glasgow as part of the ‘Knitting in the Round Project’ located in the School of Humanities (History), College of Arts and supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Duration: Fixed term appointment – flexible hours in October 2014 (to include Wool Week,… Continue reading

Making and Selling Singer

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  AHRC PhD Studentship Announcement: Making and Selling Singer Sewing Machines: A Local History of a Global Commodity The University of Glasgow’s School of Humanities, in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council Libraries and Cultural Services, are pleased to announce TWO three-year PhD Studentships under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Scheme,… Continue reading