Around the Web, February 2019, Permanent Style, New Yorker, Alexandra Lang, Bridget Harvey, Signe Riisom

Around The Web – February 2019

A woollen garment is something precious. Especially when it’s hand knitted. They are cherished items made to be worn proudly. We also know that with a bit of extra love and care they can last us for decades. Truth is, as fun as it is to show off your latest knits, the cleaning part of it is not remotely as exciting. The simple prospect of spending an hour hunched over my bath tub is usually enough to fill me with boredom. However as the way you wash will determine if your jumper will last you one year or ten, it is definitely best to nail down the basics of knitwear care.

In this interview by Simon Crompton  (Permanent Style), Audie Charles from Anderson & Sheppard shares her best tips and tricks to keep your knitwear shipshape.  From hand washing techniques to tips on how to deal with pilling and how to avoid moth damage there’s a lot to learn from Audie’s recommendations. 

Bridget Harvey, V&A, Knitwear, Art, Mending, Around the Web

© V&A Museum

On the 30th of March, head to the V&A to listen to artist in residence Bridget Harvey talking about her view on clothing, making and mending  as political choices.

Talking about art, we love the work of textile artist Signe Riisom who creates these incredible abstract knitted portraits!

© Signe Riisom

To finish, an interesting article by Alexandra Lang that explores the power of making over buying, and the issues of inclusion that have faced the knitting community those past few weeks. 

Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!