Category Archive: Knitting Reference Library

Knitting with meaning: spinning a yarn. A guest blog post by Nicki Clarkson

The act of knitting can be just as important as the physical product of that act. Each stitch has meaning and can convey a narrative; raising voices that might otherwise not be heard.… Continue reading

Sustainability Month at WSA Library

This month our Senior Library Assistant Lena Munday and our Site Engagement Librarian Donna Ballan reflect on ‘sustainability’ in the collections at WSA Library. Sustainability is a particularly topical issue at the moment,… Continue reading

“Take courage, join hands, and stand beside us.”

Christmas has come to WSA Library…   Fig. 1: Book tree and ‘Snow-fragette’ at WSA Library.   The evenings are drawing in and winter is fast approaching. The end of term is already… Continue reading

Mr. Punch’s Designs After Nature

Last month our Site Engagement Librarian Donna Ballan attended the Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s Victorian Animal Encounters Conference at the University of Portsmouth. Two of the papers discussed nineteenth-century illustrations of ‘insect women’… Continue reading

Call for papers: In the Loop at 10

Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton 19 – 20 July 2018   Image of work exhibited at the first In the Loop Conference Keynote Speakers Professor Jessica Hemmings Professor Ingun Grimstad Klepp… Continue reading

Jane Austen in the Library

Jane Austen’s life and work has inspired countless writers and artists, and as part of the celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of her death we take a look at how she is represented… Continue reading

Linda’s ’30’ Exhibition at The Winchester Gallery

Last week saw the opening of ’30’, an exhibition celebrating Linda Newington’s 30 years at Winchester School of Art. The Private View and opening was delightfully themed as a tea party with cake stands, sandwiches… Continue reading

Nifty Kniffiti!

  Yarn bombing, guerrilla knitting, yarn storming, urban knitting, knit graffiti or my personal fave, ‘kniffiti’! All apply to the same creative art form of taking knitting to the streets, resulting in colourful… Continue reading

Easter Treats in the Library

It’s Easter week and as you look forward to your long weekend, we thought we’d give you an Easter themed blog! Having hares on the brain from last week’s blog ‘Exhibition & Sculpture… Continue reading