Tuesday 9 October 2012

The Knitting History Forum, AGM & Conference 10th Nov 2012

Unfortunately it looks like I won’t be able to make this year’s conference, but for those who are interested here is the programme for the afternoon. There are two papers of interest to Early Modern types, Jane Malcolm-Davies and Mary Hawkins. It is open to non members and will be held at the London College of Fashion In Princes Street, London (just off Oxford Circus) Further information from http://www.knittinghistory.co.uk/events.html 

1.45 – 2.25 Lise Warburg (independent scholar, Denmark)

Knitting with both ends of the ball – the Geography of Twined Knitting

2.25 – 3.00 Edwina Ehrman, V&A Museum

The Clothworkers Centre for Textiles and Fashion Study and Conservation at V&A Blythe House, and A mystery Victorian knitted pocket

3.00 – 3.30 Jane Malcolm-Davies The Tudor Tailor

Knit two together – does a committee create a camel? Reconstructing 16th century children’s clothes

3.40 – 4.10 Mary Hawkins

Eric Pasold’s recreation of William Lee’s knitting frame

4.10 – 4.40 Barbara Smith

The invisible knitting pattern designer: Elizabeth Forster’s designs 1940s-80s

4.40 – 5.10 Sandy Black

Couture handknitting in the postwar period - Szanto Models

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