Join us for the Knitting History Forum 2016 Conference and AGM on Saturday 19th November, at the London College of Fashion, 20 Princes St.
Registration opens in room 418 at 10:30AM, with the first session an informal Show and Tell. Please bring items for discussion! The AGM for KHF members runs from 11.00AM to 12:45, followed by a break for lunch. Lunch is not provided so please bring your own or buy locally. The London College of Fashion is just off Oxford Street and there are many places to eat nearby.
The Knitting History Conference starts promptly at 2.00PM. Speakers and sessions for 2016 include:
- 2.00-2.45 Gieneke Arnolli â€“ Curator of Textiles & Fashion, Fries Museum, The Netherlands
Typically Frisian lace knitting, between fact and fiction and Curating the Knitting! exhibition.
- 2.45-3.30 Hanna BĂ¤ckstrĂ¶m â€“ PhD Candidate in Textile Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden
The publication of knitting and crochet patterns in Northern Europe 1790-1870 and Brief remarks on recent knitting history research in SwedenÂ
- 3.30-4.00 Michelle Hanks â€“ PhD Candidate London College of Fashion
The Hand-Knitted Gift: using knitting as a research tool
- 4.00-4.45 Discussion: The Media Representation Of Knitting
Reflections on knitting in the media â€“ how would we represent the history of knitting? With Joyce Meader, Jane Malcolm-Davies and Sandy Black. Delegates wishing to participate will find it helpful to watch the documentary, ‘The Secret History of Knitting’, before this session https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B63vxlRIcfrOcDY0OWF1Nm4yZm8/view?usp=sharing.
There will be time for questions and general discussion from 4.45PM, after all the speakers have delivered their papers.
We welcome non-members and new members! Tickets cost ÂŁ35 to non-members and can be booked in advance or on the door. If you have not joined KHF as a member, you can use the PayPal button below to buy your ticket. See payment methods page for alternative ways to pay.