Join Knitting History Forum on Saturday 17th November 2018 for our annual Knitting History Conference!
The 2018 programme varies between seventeenth to twentieth century history of knitting and contemporary practice of knitting and its social history, with a focus on mending and repair. Among the speakers and papers confirmed for this year are:
- Annemor SundbÃ¸, textile designer and author on Everyday knitting in Norway – treasures from the ragpile
- Celia Pym, textile and knitting artist on The Norwegian Sweater: Darning Damage
- Rachael Matthews, knitter, craftivist, artist and author on Knitting effect, wellbeing and health
- Cary Karp, independent scholar on Investigating 19th Century â€˜Tricot ecossaisâ€™ and â€˜Crochet Ã la Tricoterâ€™
- Jana Trepte, student at Kiel University on Piecing the Bremen waistcoat together: an everyday knitted garment of the early 1600s
- Eleanor Reed, PhD graduate in domestic culture on Post austerity consumerism and thrift â€“ 1958 knitting patterns in Womanâ€™s Weekly
- Lorna Hamilton-Brown, artist and Royal College of Art MA graduate on Black people donâ€™t knit?
Once again our venue is the London College of Fashion, 20 Princes St, just off Oxford Street in central London. The Knitting History conference itself starts from 1.00pm and runs until 6.00pm. The AGM for KHF members runs from 10.30am to 12.00pm and registration starts from 10.00am with time for Show and Tell. Please bring items for discussion during the morningâ€™s Show and Tell. There will be further time for questions and general discussion after all the speakers have delivered their papers.
We welcome members and non-members alike! Non-members can book a place for Â£35, payable in advance or on the door, but please contact us or email ‘KHF Events & Bookings’ beforehand to let us know if you are coming. Non members can pay using the button below. Admission is also included in Knitting History Forum membership, currently Â£25. For alternative ways to pay, see the payment methods page.
The final conference programme is available for download. Please visit the Knitting History website for updates.