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/
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
‘Knit-in’ on Wednesday 10 December between 1 and 3pm in room 208 in 2 University Gardens. Following the Wool week activities of our Knitter in Residence Susan McComb, we thought it would be good to bring together people who knitted samples, swatches and more substantial items using or adapting Susan’s patterns and knit kits. So… 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