The speakers are excellent and this is a great opportunity to hear about some interesting knitting history!
Here is the programme for the day:
10.30 Doors open for registration.
10.30- 11.00 ‘Show and tell’ - please bring items to show
11.00 -12.30 AGM for members – see separate agenda
12.30 – 1.45 Lunch break (food not provided, bring or buy your own locally).
Please return promptly.
2.00 - 2.30 Angharad Thomas - Textile Archivist for Knitting and Crochet Guild
Piecing together a history of two-colour knitted gloves - from medieval times to the present
2.30 - 3.00 Tom van Deijnen - Practitioner in knitting and mending
Old techniques and new cardigans: a case study in traditional repair techniques
3.00 - 3.30 Amy Twigger Holroyd - Post-doc Research Fellow, Leeds University School of Design
Keep and Share - amateur knitting practice as a sustainable strategy - PhD research and practice
3.45 - 4.15 Barbara Smith - independent scholar
Useful Work for Anxious Fingers - Knitting & Crochet in the First World War
4.15 - 4.45 Joyce Meader - The Historic Knit
Knitted Comforts for the Soldiers – from the Boer War to WW1
4.45 - 5.30 Questions and discussion
Further details about the conference and more information about the Forum can be found on the Knitting History Forum website.