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Knitting 1914-2014 study days Event

Knitting 1914 -2014 exhibition
2 April 2014 - 8 March 2014
Highfield Campus then in the Gallery at WSA

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Linda Newington on 02380 599293 or email .

Event details

The Study Days take place next week on Wednesday the 2 April and Thursday 3 April at the Highfield Campus and then in the Gallery at WSA.

Building upon the foundation of In the loop, it is now time to establish a Knitting Research Group at WSA as we move towards further developing the research potential in this area, so please contact Linda Newington (see contact details) or Jonathan Faiers - if you are interested in joining us. The focus is on continuing the work including a fourth conference In the loop 4 in 2015 possibly with the University of Glasgow, also encompassing for example: publishing, social practice, critical thinking, exhibitions, curation and writing.

Find out more by visiting the In The Loop website


Knitting study days

Day 1 Wednesday 2 April 2014 at the Highfield Campus

Registration and refreshments 09.30 - 10.00

10.00 - 10.15 Jonathan Faiers - Welcome, arrangements for the day, lunch and access to the exhibition.

10.15 - 10.45 Linda Newington "Knitting 1914-2014: exhibition concept and themes"

10.45 - 11.15 Anna Mcnally "Loose threads: hunting for knitting in the archives"

11.15 - 11.45 Jonathan Faiers "Class conscious and cosy: exporting British knitwear in The Ambassador"

11.45 - 12.15 Questions to the panel

12.15 - 14.00 Lunch and time to visit the exhibition in the Hartley Library

14.00 - 14.30 Gill Clarke "Home front woollies: art and knitting in the First and Second World War"

14.30 - 15.00 Victoria Walters "Acting for the body of society: thinking through knit in the work of Rosemarie Trockel"

15.00 - 15.30 Deryn Relph "Repeat from *: patterns of reoccurrence and reinvention"

15.30 - 16.00 Questions to the panel

16.00 - 16.30 Tea and cake


Day 2 Thursday 3 April 2014 in the Gallery at Winchester School of Art 

09.30 - 10.00 Registration, refreshments

10.00 - 10.15 Welcome, arrangements for the day and lunch

10.15 - 10.45 Martin Polley "Sheep in the park, sticky bombs and service sweaters: knitting and the People's War

10.45 - 11.15 Tom Van Deijnen "From piece work to a modern classic: the development of Sanquhar knitting"

11.15 - 11.45 Alex Pengelly "Future heirlooms"

11.45 - 12.15 Dawn Cole "The silence of knitting"

12.15 - 12.45 Questions to the panel

12.45 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 14.45 Linda Newington "The Knitting Reference Library at Winchester School of Art: 10 years in the making"

14.00 - 16.00 Pop-up Knitting Reference Library in the Gallery

15.30 - 16.00 Tea and cake

16.00 - 18.00 Reception and launch of "Textile: journal of cloth and culture" Special Edition edited by Jonathan Faiers from In the loop 3 held at the Winchester Discovery Centre in September 2012, starting at 16.00 in the Gallery

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