Here you will be able to read about the knitwear I make and sell, and see the photos.
I mainly knit with Shetland Wool,with which I make lace scarves. I love Manos del Uruguay, which is a mixture of wool and silk, hand-spun by a women's co-operative in Uruguay.
I have recently started a new range of Opera Shawls - these are all named after characters in Opera, and knitted either in Kidsilk, a mixture of Mohair and silk, or in Shetland Lace.
Silk Unravelled is a multidisciplinary event that explores exciting perspectives on the fascinating material that is silk: from insect to fibre, scientific innovation to theory, history to heritage, craftsmanship to industry, local to global production.
Keynote speakers Helen Wang, “Silk as a Currency” Curator of East Asian Money Coins and banknotes of East Asia, British Museum
Brenda King, “Silk and Empire” Textile Historian, Textile Society UK
Screening of the documentary film Silk River Q&A with film director Steve Shaw
9:30AM Opening, registration and coffee
10-11AM Keynote Helen Wang, “Silk as a Currency” Curator of East Asian Money Coins and banknotes of East Asia, British Museum
11-11:15AM Coffee break
11:15AM-1PM Panel discussion Silk Fiction Veronica Ranner (Designer and Lecturer, Royal College of Art) Polyphonic futurs Elizabeth Atkinson (Writer, Royal College of Art) Derrida’s Silk Cocoon Panelists tba
1-2PM Lunch break
2-3PM Keynote Brenda King, “Silk and Empire” Textile Historian, Textile Society UK
3-3:15PM Coffee break
3:15-5PM Panel discussion Silk: Global and Local Mark Nesbitt (Curator and Researcher at Kew Gardens) Silk collections from the British Empire Magali An Berthon (Textile Historian and Documentarist, Royal College of Art) Silk production in contemporary Cambodia Marta Velasco (Textile Designer, Royal College of Art) Pulau Banda collection Lisa Gale (Visitor Experience Manager, Whitchurch Silkmill) Whitchurch Silk Mill: Preserving the Fabric
5-5:15PM Coffee break
5:15PM Screening of the documentary film Silk River Q&A with film director Steve Shaw