The Curious Case of Documenting Gansey Patterns

For this week’s blog, we look at some historical challenges that might affect our ability to document gansey patterns and knitting traditions in the present day. Introduction In 1955, Gladys Thompson published Patterns for Guernsey, Jerseys & Arans, bringing these patterns to pen and paper for use outside of knitting communities for the first time.Continue reading “The Curious Case of Documenting Gansey Patterns”

“It was hard work, but we widnae ha’e missed it” Scottish Herring Lasses

For this week’s blog, we look at the role of the herring lasses during the 20th century. During the 20th century, the changing role of women led to the progression of their economic, social, cultural and legal rights – creating a remarkable turning point for women in society. Research of Herring Lasses This blog isContinue reading ““It was hard work, but we widnae ha’e missed it” Scottish Herring Lasses”