Knitting History Conference 2015

Reconstruction Knitted Sanquhar Glove courtesy of Kirstie Buckland. PLEASE DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!Join us for the Knitting History Forum 2015 Conference and AGM on Saturday 14th November 2015, at the London College of Fashion, 20 Princes St.

The Knitting History Conference starts promptly at 2.00PM. Speakers and papers for 2015 are:

  •  Carol Christiansen on ‘Late seventeenth century knitwear from the Gunnister Man find‘;
  •  Kirstie Buckland on ‘Saintly Socks and Silken Pillows – a glance at the mysteries of some medieval knitting in Spain‘;
  •  Lesley O’Connell Edwards on ‘Who wrote what when? A study of the publications of the Hopes of Ramsgate in the 1840s‘;
  •  Zoe Fletcher on ‘Designing for breed: Enhancing the potential for British wool in UK knitwear manufacture, through design, new technologies and marketing strategy’ and
  •  Jane Malcolm-Davies on ‘A knitting revolution? A scientific survey of sixteenth century knitted caps‘.

There will be time for questions and further discussion from 5.00PM, after all the speakers have delivered their papers.

Doors open at 10:30AM for registration. The first session from 10:30 to 11.00 is Show and Tell so 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 so there is plenty of choice!

We welcome non-members and new members! Tickets cost £25 and can be booked in advance or on the door. If you are not a KHF member, you can use the PayPal button below to buy your ticket. See payment methods page for alternative ways to pay.


Knitting History Conference 2015 Non-members’ Ticket



Attendance at the Knitting History Conference is included in the KHF membership subscription, only £15 annually. Members may renew or subscribe on the day.

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