Click to download this leaflet for historian Ruth Gilbert’s one-day ‘Introduction to Historic Knitting’ at the Weald & Downland Museum in Sussex this September 2016.
“A brief practical history of knitting in Britain, looking at the products, techniques, and social history of knitting and knitters from the 16th to the 20th century. We shall be learning to â€˜knit in the roundâ€™ and to use a knitting sheath, and trying out a number of different techniques. Pictures, samples and items from the Knitting and Crochet Guild Collection illustrate the wealth of resources. This is a course that we hope will inspire you to have the confidence to raid the past in your future knitting projects. Some previous knitting experience would be helpful on this course, but is not essential.”
Friday is already fully booked but Ruth agreed to run another on Thursday 1 September, 2016 as well. Spaces are filling up so hurry to book yours!
Fans of Kirstie Buckland’s wonderful black-and-white glove as featured on our website may be interested in the Sanquhar Knitting Workshop this Saturday 1 November 2014 in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. Hosted by University of Glasgow it’s billed …as an “ideal opportunity to watch, question and learn how to knit Sanquhar from the experts”.
This is an informal event for knitters and non-knitters alike. Throughout the day there will be tours of the Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum focusing on the Sanquhar knitting collection, local knitters demonstrating traditional Sanquhar patterns and designs and opportunities to try Sanquhar knitting yourself (wool and needles provided). The Sanquhar knitting project will demonstrate Sanquhar knitting by machine.
Three speakers are also scheduled: Lynn Abrams of the University of Glasgow on â€˜Scottish knitting in the Scottish landscapeâ€™, Tom van Deijnen (TomofHolland) on â€˜Sanquhar Gloves: from piecework to a modern classicâ€™ and Fiona Scott of Makeworks on â€˜The value of making: focus on Sanquharâ€™.
The knitting workshop runs from 11.00-3.00 at Aâ€™ the Airts, High Street, Sanquhar. Admission is free. http://all-the-airts.com/