Please join members of the Fleece to Fashion team for two events being held at Gairloch Museum.
On Thursday 31st March, there will be a talk about knitting in the Highlands across two centuries. And on Friday 1st April, we will be hosting a Knitting Roadshow Drop-In and asking people to bring along their own knitting and knitted heirlooms.
For details about both events – please see below.
Knitting the Highlands by Lynn Abrams
Talk at Gairloch Museum – Thursday 31st March, 7.30pm
Knitted textiles have played an important role in the economy and culture of Scotland, and Scottish garments and patterns are recognised around the world. Scottish knitwear has combined hand and machine production, and each region has developed its own response to manufacture dependent on geography, materials, population density and skills.
Gairloch, in north-western Scotland, is well-known for the distinctive Gairloch pattern and support for its skilled knitters since the mid-nineteenth century.
This talk by Lynn Abrams, and members of the Fleece to Fashion team, will focus on the history of knitting in the Highlands from the late eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. It will feature research from the Fleece to Fashion project and provide context for the regional differences found in production in the Highlands.
To book tickets for the event, please follow this link
Knitting Roadshow Drop-In
Gairloch Museum – Friday 1st April, 11.00am – -12.30pm
Free to attend but booking required
On Friday, we are inviting people to bring along their own knitting and/or knitted heirlooms. We are not only keen to see what has been knitted but also to hear about family knitting traditions, how people learned to knit, and the significance of knitting and knitwear to individuals and families.
This event is free to attend, but please book a ticket through this link
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