Un-Convention 2020

  • Un-Convention 2020

  • This is a listing of the events that took place during Un-Convention 2020 (9-15 September). This was an online activity. Videos were available to the public, except those marked with an asterisk (*) that were limited to members. Only members were able to book interactive events, though Show & Tell, Branch Meetings, Q&A on brioche and Q&A on knitting in 16th Century Norwich were open to the public.

    Videos are available of Keynote and Video events - click on "Watch". If an interactive event was recorded, its video will be in the Videos section.

    Keynote Events

    Wednesday 9th

    Opening: Janet Collins (Watch)

    Yarns from the Guild: Directors and Collections Team (Watch)

    Thursday 10th

    Kaffe Harmony Blankets: Kaffe Fassett (Watch)

    Friday 11th

    Black Knitters and Crocheters Matter - A conversation with myself: Lorna Hamilton-Brown (Watch)

    Saturday 12th

    A designer’s reflection on patterns: Louisa Harding (Watch)

    Sunday 13th

    The Journey Shawl: Salina Jane and Luke Fay (Watch)

    Monday 14th

    My crochet design career: Jane Crowfoot (Watch)

    Tuesday 15th

    The hand knitting “industry” in Norwich in the later sixteenth century: Lesley O'Connell Edwards (Watch)

    Close: Janet Collins. (Watch)

    Interactive events

    If an interactive event was recorded, the recording appears in the list of video events.

    Wednesday 9th

    Central Leeds Branch online meeting: Central Leeds Branch

    Learn to Crochet - from Beginner to Bobble in 5 workshops. Workshop 1. For absolute beginners - the Short Stitch: Lindy Zubairy

    Knitting gloves: using the internet as a resource: Angharad Thomas (Handout)

    Thursday 10th

    Huddersfield Branch meeting: Huddersfield Branch

    Q & A on Kaffe Harmony Blankets: Kaffe Fassett

    Ideas for knitting and felting: Ruth Rignall

    Friday 11th

    Q&A on "Black Knitters and Crocheters Matter - A conversation with myself": Lorna Hamilton-Brown

    Joint Oxford and Bedfordshire Branch online meeting: KCG Branches

    Learn to Crochet - from Beginner to Bobble in 5 workshops. Workshop 2. For absolute beginners - the Medium Stitch: Lindy Zubairy

    Your machine knitting questions answered: Jane Harrisson

    Saturday 12th

    Annual General Meeting. KCG Board.

    Show & Tell: where you take the lead

    Knit a seamless cover for your phone or tablet - an introduction to double-sided knitting: Clare Griffel (Handout)

    Sunday 13th

    Birmingham Branch Show & Tell: Birmingham Branch

    Reading Branch online meeting: KCG Branch

    Learn to Crochet - from Beginner to Bobble in 5 workshops. Workshop 3. For absolute beginners - the Tall Stitch: Lindy Zubairy

    Monday 14th

    Show & Tell where you take the lead

    Learn to Crochet - from Beginner to Bobble in 5 workshops. Workshop 4.Beginners' supplement -Make a simple crochet flower: Lindy Zubairy (Handout)

    Knitting gloves: using the internet as a resource: Angharad Thomas (Handout)

    Q&A on the videos "Learning brioche": Tricia Basham

    Tuesday 15th

    Q&A on 'The hand knitting “industry” in Norwich in the later sixteenth century'. Lesley O'Connell Edwards

    Learn to Crochet - from Beginner to Bobble in 5 workshops. Workshop 5. Improvers' Crochet - Bobbles, puffs and popcorns: Lindy Zubairy

    Ideas for knitting and felting: Ruth Rignall

    Q&A on the videos "Learning brioche": Tricia Basham

    Videos & catch-up

    Wednesday 9th

    KCG Collection 100 objects - Patrons: Frances Ayres (Watch)

    How to knit a cat: Janet Collins (Watch)

    Learning brioche: Semi-brioche and one colour brioche: Tricia Basham (Watch) (Handout)

    Machine knitting: Jane Harrisson

    • Introduction to working with hand tooling (Watch);
    • Working with beads (Watch);
    • Fagotted lace (Watch);
    • Knitweave (Watch);
    • Manual lace (Watch);
    • Mock cables and pick ups (Watch).

    Thursday 10th

    KCG Collection 100 objects - Preservation: Frances Ayres (Watch)

    Beyond the blanket: the design process, inspiration and creation of a Mystery Blanket design: Debbie Abrahams (Watch)

    Kaffe Harmony Blankets - Member bonus: Kaffe Fassett (Watch)

    Knitted Leeds - Part 1-City Planning: Kelly Ferguson (Watch)

    Introduction to using a knitting machine*: Sally Kentfield (Watch)

    Learning brioche: Two colour brioche knitted flat: Tricia Basham (Watch) (Handout)

    Modular Machine Knitting: Ria Burns (Watch)

    Friday 11th

    KCG Collection 100 objects - Like it or Loathe it: Frances Ayres (Watch)

    Knitted Leeds - Part 2: Kelly Ferguson (Watch)

    Learning brioche: Two colour brioche knitted flat with simple decreases and an increase: Tricia Basham (Watch) (Handout)

    Supreme mistress of crochet: Linde Merrick (Watch)

    Get to grips with surface crochet: Helen Jordan (Watch) (Handout)

    Yarn wraps: Sarah-May Johnson.(Watch)

    Saturday 12th

    KCG Collection 100 objects - Volunteers: Frances Ayres (Watch)

    An introduction to Anne Lavene and her revolutionary "Visual Patterns": Anne Lavene (Watch)

    Learning brioche: Two colour brioche in the round with a wristlet project: Tricia Basham (Watch) (Handout)

    Using wire on your knitting machine: Erica Thomson (Watch)

    Sunday 13th

    KCG Collection 100 objects: Frances Ayres

    Un-Conventional yarns: Caroline Devonport

    Using open source software to knit images on a Brother 950i knitting machine*: Sally Kentfield (Watch)

    The Gladys Jeskins sampler: Kelly Ferguson (Watch)

    Q & A on Kaffe Harmony Blankets (Recording)*: Kaffe Fasset (Watch)

    Monday 14th

    KCG Collection 100 objects: Frances Ayres

    An introduction to Kihnu colourwork: Rachel Lemon (Watch)

    Beaded crochet: Jane Crowfoot. (Watch) (Handout)

    Soil to soil: A Sustainable approach to designing knitwear: Ria Burns (Watch)

    Tuesday 15th

    KCG Collection 100 objects - Art: Frances Ayres (Watch)

    Cables and Twists on a knitting machine: Liz Holness (Watch) (Handouts: Cables, Twists, child's slipover with cables)

    Distitch: Assia Brill (Watch)

    Hats with Jennifer: Janet Collins (Watch)

    iinouiio: Spinning yarns and weaving tales: recycling our past; creating a future: John Parkinson (Watch)

    Machine knitting a Kimono style jacket: Tricia Scott (Watch)

    What can you do with i-cord?: Pamela Wigglesworth (Watch)

    Instagram Take-overs

    Wednesday 9th

    Designer profiles

    Thursday 10th

    Patron: Debbie Abrahams

    Friday 11th

    Patron: Lorna Hamilton-Brown

    Saturday 12th

    Designer profiles

    Sunday 13th

    Designer profiles

    Monday 14th

    Patron: Jane Crowfoot

    Tuesday 15th

    Patron: Jane Crowfoot

    Sharing space

    These are links to videos that were not produced for Un-Convention, documents, web pages or videos.

    Let's get together (Tunisian crochet)*: Lindy Zubairy (Document)

    Introduction to stranded knitting: Steve Foreman (Web page)

    Photo tutorial for beginners to mosaic knitting: Frances Ayres (Ravelry web page)

    Shetland during Wool Week 2019: Gogglefrogs (Video)

    UK double crochet face pad: Marianne Penny (Document)