Between 2009 – 2010, I produced a number of features for BBC Oxford’s radio show The Hub, including Knit Weekly which looked – during each episode of The Hub – at an unusual aspect of knitting. The relationships between imagination, knitting, a sense of place, and local traditions were always the main focus of Knit Weekly.
Here are some examples of Knit Weekly, looking variously at spider silk as an inspirational textile; at the connections between Morris Dancing and knitting; at dyeing yarn with black walnut dye and using local brickwork as a design source for knitting patterns; at exploring the fleece of a local, Cotswold sheep; and at touring around Filkin’s Woollen Mill in the Cotswolds.
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