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Its main purpose is to increase participation and interest in traditional crafts like spinning, knitting, weaving and dyeing. The Guild members spread knowledge of these crafts to the public through tuition, exhibitions and workshops and membership of the Guild is open to all.
A key event is Shetland Wool Week which will take place this year from the 22 to 30 September. More information can be found here. She is a knitting designer and hand-knitter based in Worthing, on the south coast of England. She has always loved birds, which was helped by being a member of the Young Ornithologists Club when she was a child.
She still has all her Bird Life magazines! Her first book, Knitted Birds, was published by Search Press in and she is a regular contributor to Let's Knit magazine.
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One crofter said that Whaaps are his pest-controllers. He likes to provide breeding habitat for them on the hillground, knowing that they will come with their chicks to lower ground and eat the story-wirms the Shetland name for leatherjackets cranefly larvae, an agricultural pest. We hope that you will download the patterns to knit either the hat or Wendy the Whaap and that you will share the pictures of your finished products with us on Twitter and Facebook using the curlewcrisis hashtag.
The fashion of the period, requiring men to wear short trunks, made fitted stockings a fashion necessity. Stockings made in England were sent to the NetherlandsSpainand Germany. Importance in Scottish history[ edit ] sketch of a shepherd knitting, while watching his flock. Knitting was such an important occupation among those living on the Scottish Isles during the 17th and 18th centuries that whole families were involved in making sweaters, accessories, socks, stockings, etc. Sweaters were essential garments for the fishermen of these islands because the natural oils within the wool provided some element of protection against the harsh weather encountered while out fishing.
Industrial Revolution[ edit ] The stocking frame or mechanical knitting machine was invented in by William Lee, an English clergyman. After receiving a pair of black stockings from William, Queen Elizabeth I ultimately declined to grant him a patent for his invention. She complained that his machine made wool stockings that were far too coarse for royal ankles. The inventor moved to Rouen where he built a stocking factory.
Before long, the French spread the knitting loom throughout Europe.
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Framework knitting was predominantly performed at home, often with the entire family participating. Leicestershire and neighboring counties had long had an association with the hosiery industry. This continued particularly growing with the invention of portable circular knitting machines.
Machines could be hired and worked from home rather than relying on a large stocking frame or the much slower hand knitting. One manufacturer of these machines was Griswold, often called Griswold knitting machines, the design of this English sock machine originates from the British inventors, Hainsworth and Griswold.
By the middle of the nineteenth century, the knitting industry had still not made the transition to factories. By the mid-nineteenth century, hand knitting was declining as part of the knitting industry, but was increasing as a hobby.
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Knitting for the War Effort[ edit ] Drawing by Marguerite Martyn of two women and a child knitting for the war effort at a St. Louis, Missouri, Red Cross office in During World War I, men, women, and children knitted large quantities of clothing and accessories to help the war effort on the Allied side, supplementing the troop's uniforms with socks, hats, scarves, sweaters, mufflers, and balaclavas. Knitting and women's magazines along with the Red Cross published pamphlets and patterns specifically for sailors and troops.
Popular magazines and songs treated knitting as a craze that had swept over Britain in the effort to support the military forces.
As China was about to descend into a civil war of its ownthe Russian internees were transported by camel caravans to Eastern China. According to Owen Lattimoreit was then that they passed on the art of knitting to the Chinese caravan men, who had ready supply of camel hair from their animals.
InLattimore was able to observe camel-pullers "knitting on the march; if they ran out of yarnthey would reach back to the first camel of the file they were leading, pluck a handful of hair from the neck, and roll it in their palms into the beginning of a length of yarn; a weight was attached to this, and given a twist to start it spinning, and the man went on feeding wool into the thread until he had spun enough yarn to continue his knitting.
Fashions[ edit ] The s saw a vast increase in the popularity of knitwear in much of the western world. The late teens and early s saw a fashion for knitted neckties.
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Knitwear was often associated with sport and leisure. Both Fair Isle and Argyle styles have since been associated with the sport. High fashion also embraced knitwear, with Coco Chanel making prominent use of it and Vogue magazine featuring patterns. Before the s, the majority of commercial knitting in the Western world had centered around production of underwear, socks and hosiery.
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Both hand and machine knitting were commercially active on a large scale prior to the Great Depression. Conditions of trench warfare lead to a shortage of socks in particular, and the Allied home front was encouraged to support the troops by knitting. Home knitting grew in popularity, especially as fashion fully embraced knitwear.
Companies started, or expanded, to meet the demands of home knitters, producing patterns, yarn, and tools. The Depression[ edit ] The prominence of knitwear in fashion of the s continued, but reflected the changes of fashion. Combining traditional methods in new ways became more common and new technologies such as zip fasteners began to be used in knitwear. New synthetic yarns started to become available.
The hardship experienced by many during the Great Depression meant some turned to knitting through necessity. It was much cheaper to knit your own garments than to buy hand or even machine knitted products. Skills were needed for repairs to existing garments, socks and underwear. Patterns, now often included in popular women's magazines frequently reflected this need.
Socks with replaceable toes and heels were common. Some hobby knitters took to part-time work, hand-knitting for extra income. The s also saw a rise in the popularity of commercial machine knitting. Much commercially sold knitwear during the s was hand-knitted, however the costs of this and other pressures of the time saw a large shift in consumers towards cheaper machine knitted products.
Knitting for Victory[ edit ] World War I poster encouraging people to knit socks for the troops Make do and mend was the title of a booklet produced by the British wartime government department, the Ministry of Information.
Wool was in very short supply, and the booklet encouraged women to unpick old unwearable woolen items in order to re-use the wool. Knitting patterns were issued so that people could make items for the Army and Navy to wear in winter, such as balaclavas and gloves.
This not only produced the much-needed items, but also gave those on the "home front" a positive sense of contributing to the war effort. Haute Couture[ edit ] After the war years, knitting had a huge boost as greater colors and styles of yarn were introduced.