KHF Online Conference 2021 - Heads, Hands & Feet.

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Knitting History Forum online Conference for 2021 - Head, Hands & Feet

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10.00 - 10.30 From fleece to fez in fifteen steps: an interpretation of the 1571 Cappers Act in the 21st century.

Kirstie Buckland – Honorary President, Knitting History Forum, UK

10.30 -11.00 Inlandic, Foreign and Speckled Stockings - Harlingen hosiery shops in 17th C

Gieneke Arnolli - Former Curator Fries Museum, The Netherlands

11.00 -11.30 From anecdote to statistic: in search of quantifiable data for the volume of production and trade in hand knitted stockings made from wool in England in the later Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

Lesley O-Connell Edwards - Independent Researcher UK


11.45 - 12.15 "3 pounds Wostid in niting”: Knitted garments in Stuart accounts

Pat Poppy – Independent Researcher, UK

12.15 – 12.45 “There are few ladies who cannot knit stockings” – Printed instructions, norms and practice in the nineteenth century.

Hanna Backstrom - PhD in Textile Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden

Lunch break

2.00 - 2.30 Examining the body of evidence for early knitting

Jane Malcolm-Davies - The Tudor Tailor UK/Centre for Textile Research, Copenhagen.

2.30 – 3.00 Holy Hands: Studies of knitted liturgical gloves

Angharad Thomas – Independent Researcher, UK

3.00 – 3.30 From jorab (socks) to dastana (gloves): Tracing provenance of hand-knitting in the Indian subcontinent

Pragya Sharma - Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD), New Delhi, India


3.45 – 4.15 Little 16th C feet: The hidden secret of Dutch Groningen´s knitted stocking of 1540

Constance Willems - designer, researcher and writer, The Netherlands

4.15 – 4.45 Knitwits: Knitting the Bluestockings. Knitting and the 18th C

Nicole Pohl - Oxford Brookes University, UK

4.45 – 5.00 Classic Knits of the 1980s – a book of colourful knitwear designs by Sandy Black

Sandy Black – London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK

5.05 Closing remarks – Sandy Black

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