sock of the week no. 11

fashion, innovation and stripey socks

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sock of the week: no.10

the “everlasting stocking knitters” of Wales

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sock of the week no.7

what might a pair of seventeenth-century stockings say about the body that once wore them?

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sock of the week no. 6: clocks and socks

an image connecting the histories of eighteenth-century intimate apparel, government taxation, and the democratisation of timekeeping

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sock of the week no.5: Jacobite garters

Stockings which concealed the political message of a lost eighteenth-century cause.

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sock of the week no.4

Gairloch stockings: A Highland design success story

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sock of the week no.3

Celebrating the world’s first sock knitting book, and its bluestocking author

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sock of the week no.2

Eighteenth-century stockings in miniature

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sock of the week no.1

Philippe Mercier’s popular portrait of an eighteenth-century stocking knitter

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a chat with Nicole Pohl

Nicole tells us more about her work on the women of the Bluestocking circle

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the bluestocking club

all about the Bluestocking club

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out of the woods

Outi Kater introduces a wonderful design inspired by Finnish childhood winters and restorative woodland spaces

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the fabric of memory

Do you dream in textiles?

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on the uses of handwoven tapes and bands

I really enjoyed reading your comments on my last weaving post – especially hearing about the impressively wide range of new skills you are all currently picking up! I’m continuing to enjoy my weaving, and am finding it very inspiring. It really interests me that one of the first things many people think of when…

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Mood Indigo

(top illustration: William Simpson, An Indigo Factory in Bengal (1863) I am currently completing a design project using yarn that has been dyed with natural indigo by my friends at Shilasdair. As I’ve knitted, I’ve often found myself thinking about the links between Scotland and natural indigo dye. Indigo isn’t, of course, a Scottish plant…

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snoods / psneuds

I am sure, since I have been completely unable to restrain my excitement on all social media channels, that most of you will have already seen the small range of knitted accessories that we’ve made with Lockies. Snoods! Now, I have come to realise the “correct” application of the word snood is a matter for…

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