Sanquhar Knitting Workshop

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”.

Sanquhar knitting detail
Sanquhar knitting detail

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.

A’ the Airts, Sanquhar
A’ the Airts, Sanquhar

Three speakers are also scheduled: Lynn Abrams of the University of Glasgow on ‘Scottish knitting in the Scottish landscape’, Tom van Deijnen (TomofHolland) on ‘Sanquhar Gloves: from piecework to a modern classic’ and Fiona Scott of Makeworks on ‘The value of making: focus on Sanquhar’.

The knitting workshop runs from 11.00-3.00 at A’ the Airts, High Street, Sanquhar. Admission is free. http://all-the-airts.com/