pasold 2008 workshop

the history, production and representation
of knitted textiles in Scotland

friday 14 march 2008



10.00-10.15 Arrival and Registration

10.15-10.30 Welcome and Introduction (Patricia Allerston & Lynn Abrams)

10.30-11.45 Session 1

  • Linda Newington (Textile Conservation Centre, Winchester School of Art), “Knitted together: a new pattern for the future".
  • Helen Taylor (Heriot Watt University), “Bernat Klein: An Eye for Colour".

11.45-12.15 Coffee

12.15-1.15 Session 2

  • Annie Shaw (Manchester Metropolitan University), ‘Whole Garment knitwear, new ways of making clothes’.
  • Jennifer Gordon (Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther), “Maritime Influences on the Design of Traditional Knitwear: the Fisherman’s Gansey

1.15-2.15 LUNCH

2.15-3.45 Session 3

  • Lynn Abrams (Glasgow University), “Hand-Knitting as survival: Shetland women, independence and consciousness in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Anne Sinclair (Fair Isle), “The History of Textile production in Fair Isle: its significance to the economy and culture of a small island community
  • Christine Arnold (Robert Gordon University), “An assessment of the gender dynamic in Fair Isle (Shetland) Knitwear.”

3.45-4.10 Tea

4.10-4.45 Roundtable and Summing Up



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