The voices of knitting


A three day international conference

Dedicated to the memory of Richard Rutt

Discovery Centre, Winchester

5 – 7 September 2012




Carol Christiansen

Jonathan Faiers

Jessica Hemmings

Hazel Hughson

Martin Polley



In response to the success of both In the Loop 1 & 2, and with reference to the continuing interest in knitting, this third interdisciplinary conference proposes an exploration of knitting through a range of voices covering a variety of themes. Papers that cross geographical or chronological boundaries in the following areas are of particular interest:


Knitting – discovery and exploration

Knitting – representation in film, literature, music, poetry and the internet

Knitting – wellbeing and therapy

Knitting – in sport

Knitting – voices from across the world

Knitting – adornment


We welcome new and recent research in the form of short abstracts comprising up to 300 words from practitioners, knitters, historians, conservators, theorists, educators, curators, technologists and the industry. Abstracts will be considered for formal 20 minute papers.


Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2012

Notification of decision: April 1, 2012


All enquires and abstracts to the Conference Administrator:


Please forward to any interested parties.


Further information at


This is a collaborative event between the Discovery Centre, Winchester and the University of Southampton Library.  The conference organisers are Nick Coates and Linda Newington.

Call for Papers: In the Loop 3, The Voices of Knitting

2 thoughts on “Call for Papers: In the Loop 3, The Voices of Knitting

  • 13th May 2012 at 23:05

    I suppose I am too late for paper presentation?
    Are there still possible to sign up for in the Loop 3
    Best regards from Annemor Sundbø, Norway

    • 25th June 2012 at 09:21

      Hello Annemor,
      So sorry that I didn’t recieve your comment for so long. I do think that it is too late now for submitting papers, as the draft programme has been sent out. Will you be going along as a delegate?


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