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Constance – knitting historian and knitwear designer

I’m now researching a knitted silk stocking found in a shipwreck off the coast of the NL from 1735.  The curator thought that the stocking was of the same age, but it’s not.  The stocking is about 100 years earlier than that.  I believe that the stocking was a treasure belonging to one of the passengers.  It’s similar to those in paintings by Rembrandt. 


Susan – researches knitting and literacy

You can use knitting to make a case for so many aspects of life: mental health and well-being, identity, heritage; personal as well as industrial heritage; sustainability now.  I’m interested in where we go with textiles.  It’s important that we attend to what we do with textiles in everyday life and how these skills help us out in the future.