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In the Loop 2013


16 July 2013

In the loop 3.5: making connections took place on 31st July to 2nd August 2013 in partnership with Shetland Arts as part of an International Textile Festival. A conference programme (see below) is now available and there is also more information at .

You will see that there is a strong Nordic theme this time with an emphasis on contemporary textile cultures. We have created an A-Z to encourage a wide range of papers whilst retaining as you would expect a concentration on knitting. We are especially interested in including business, enterprise and the industry through their connections with all types of knitting.

The conference will start off at “Mareel” the new Shetland Arts Performance Hall which I visited on my most recent visit, it is a fabulous place so a great location to open In the loop 3.5: making connections. We will then transfer to Shetland Museum & Archives another superb environment and just across the road.

It is a privilege to be returning to Shetland and to work with Shetland Arts for this fourth international, inter-disciplinary conference after such exciting papers just last September 2012 at In the loop 3. I had a record number of e-mails praising the conference. So although there were a few problems and not everyone likes every paper it did explore successfully the many guises of knitting.

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