Friday, 17 October 2014

The Knitting History Forum AGM and Conference

The Knitting History Forum AGM and Conference is on Saturday 8th November 2014 at the London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London, W1G 0BJ. As always, non-members are very welcome to attend. Tickets cost £20 and can be booked in advance or on the door. The price of a ticket is included in KHF membership which is £15 annually. (Members may renew or subscribe on the day.)

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.

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