Study Day: Authenticity in Culturally Based Knitting – Sat 5 March 2016

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This study day is now advertised on the Shetland Museum and Archives website. This workshop will explore definitions of ‘traditional’ in Shetland knitwear design, the promotion, branding and marketing of ‘authentic’ Shetland knitwear, and how designers and industry are helped or hindered by a strong basis in heritage.  These issues have implications for other types… Continue reading

Call for Knitters: 19th Century Lace Patterns

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How do you define authentic traditional knitwear?  Does knitting have to be done in its cultural birthplace by indigenous people to be authentic? The University of Glasgow and Shetland Museum and Archives are working on a joint project looking at published knitting patterns identified as ‘Shetland’ in mainland Scottish and English publications from the 1840s… 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

Last few days to register….

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Just a quick reminder that 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.  The Loop 4, ‘From Craft to Couture’ references the craft origins of Scottish knitwear and its current status as a key element of… 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: Marketplace

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We are excited that In the Loop4, coming up 26-28 August at the University of Glasgow, will host a small marketplace to showcase Scottish makers of knitting-related wares: fibre, yarn, jewellery, stitch markers, project bags, etc. The current roster of participants includes The Border Mill, The Border Tart, Ginger Twist Studios, Gong Crafts, Helen Robertson… 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. 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