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Talk: Creating a New Interpretation of Traditional Techniques in Handknitting: from Cabled Fair Isle to Knitweave, Intarsia and Gansey

Anatomy Lecture Theatre Summerhall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Di and Sheila will explore the design process using 4 examples of reinventing knit in new ways through a slide show and samples. They will discuss the journey from inspiration, through colour, shape, form and stitch.

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Talk: Finding My Identity Through the Art of Knitting

Anatomy Lecture Theatre Summerhall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Knitting can be a way of preserving cultural records and passing them down through generations. In this presentation, Sylvia shares her creative journey and how she communicates her sense of identity through hand knitting and embraces the art of storytelling through her designs.

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Talk: Shetland Lace Haps

Anatomy Lecture Theatre Summerhall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Elizabeth will talk about Shetland lace knitting and the Shetland Hap. In Shetland dialect a hap is a shawl, these have been knitted for centuries in the islands. They are used for everyday wear, weddings and also christenings. She will be showing examples of her own and her mother’s lace knitting and haps.

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Talk: Scottish Merino: Transforming a Family Farm to Work with Nature

Anatomy Lecture Theatre Summerhall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Balmerino Farm in Fife are developing Scottish merino sheep especially for their fine, luxurious wool, so soft it can be worn next to the skin. Hear farmer Rachel Crawford share the story of how this family farm is being transformed from intense arable to organic livestock farming with a deep rooted ambition to boost insect and bird populations.

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Talk: Botanical Dyeing on a Budget

Anatomy Lecture Theatre Summerhall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Sarah will present a 60-minute talk with a Q&A session, covering all that you need to know to start plant dyeing small amounts of yarn in your kitchen on a limited budget. A workbook will be available to purchase as part of the talk for you to take away and use as your own dyeing diary.