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 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
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
Coming to In The Loop 4 conference? If so please feel free to use this button on your Ravelry page, Facebook page or blog: For Ravelry and Facebook, just right-click on the button and “Save Image As”. or if you have a blog, copy this grab code: <div align=”center”> <img src=”http://knithistory.academicblogs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2015/06/IamgoingITL4-ver-2.jpg” alt=”In The Loop 4… Continue reading
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
The provisional programme for the In The Loop 4 conference is now available on the Knitting in the Round website, and registration is open on Eventbrite!
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
Interesting interviews with Oliver Henry (Jamieson & Smith) and Lynn Abrams (University of Glasgow) in this BBC Radio Scotland business programme featuring the story of Scottish wool(22 Feb 2015) – fast forward to 4.40min in programme.
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
Don’t forget…the deadline for paper proposals for In the Loop in Glasgow 2015 ‘Craft to Couture’ is 15 January. For full details http://knithistory.academicblogs.co.uk/in-the-loop-4-call-for-papers/