Bournemouth University will be holding a one day strike on 10th May. The action comes following a National ballot by the University and College Union (UCU), who represent some academic staff in Higher Education.
Dame Elisabeth Jean Frink was an internationally recogised British sculptor, who left her artwork to ‘The Frink Estate’, to remain unsold and of use for educational purposes. ‘Frink & the next generation’ can be enjoyed at Bournemouth’s Atrium Gallery until 30th June 2012.
Knitphomania: The recent surge in popularity of the creative skill, knitting
Presented by Lauren Hill with a special report from Hannah Sweetnam. Knitting is quickly becoming the preferred pastime of a new generation. The traditional craft is becoming more and more popular by the second, with people raving of it’s therapeutic and social benefits. So why has this knitting craze recently taken off? From high street fashion to knitting for therapy, we explore the reasons behind this.
Kaffe Fassett moved to England in 1964. The Beatles were hitting the headlines, England entered the European Championships for the first time and Kaffe was edging his way into textile design. With the world as his oyster Kaffe’s career took off and he never looked back. He spoke about his experiences and why he believes knitting is becoming so popular.
With the recent surge in the popularity of knitting, it is difficult to imagine how we came to this stage. From Egyptian socks to CAD/CAM design, this history of knitting timeline will inform you of the major events throughout history, which shaped the knitting industry as we know it today.