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A Georgian Knitting Odyssey

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Exploring the “Georgian-ness” in between knitting needles   by Qiaoyun Peng Graduate student. Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow Current research focuses on the knitting tradition and national identity of Estonia.   When I first arrived in Georgia, I had not expected to find a rich knitting tradition there. Arriving in Kutaisi at… Continue reading

Knitwear in Hawick, old and new

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The Knitting-in-the-Round team have been a little subdued since the final project workshop in Shetland last March but a day out in Hawick in the Scottish Borders has revived our enthusiasm for all things knit and prompted some thoughts about the connections between hand knitting and factory knitwear production. We visited two very different companies.… 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

Knitting in Wartime Programme announced

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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

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

Knit Sanquhar

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Knitting in the Round will be in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire on Saturday 1 November 2014 at the A’ the Airts Arts Centre, 11 am – 3pm. We are holding an informal public event to explore Sanquhar knitting – its history, its current popularity, the skills required, the wool needed and the patterns recorded. There will be… Continue reading

Knitting and the independence debate

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For evidence that knitting is relevant – even to politics – a group of handknitters are knitting for independence, or at least using knit to try to persuade those who have not made up their mind. They are knitting a map of Scotland, which, I have discovered, is not as off the wall as it… Continue reading

Knitter-in-residence at the University of Glasgow

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As part of the ‘Knitting in the Round’ network we will be appointing a Knitter-in-Residence at the University of Glasgow. Our ideas for this post are very open and we will be advertising in the New Year. We were inspired by the recent ‘Poet-in-residence’ scheme at the Logan Botanic Gardens but since hearing about that… Continue reading

Knitting in the Round

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We are delighted to announce ‘Knitting in the Round: Hand-Knitted Textiles and the Economies of Craft in Scotland’, a University of Glasgow network supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The network will develop collaborations between a range of sectors: business, heritage, education, tourism and culture and arts; and will explore how historical understandings of… Continue reading