About This Exhibition

1. Introduction

Welcome to this inaugural online exhibition exploring Sanquhar gloves; a project from Center for Knit and Crochet, Inc. (“CKC”)

Curated by Dr. Angharad Thomas and Beth Brown-Reinsel for the Center for Knit and Crochet, Inc. November 1, 2015. This online exhibition is dedicated to all those knitters in Sanquhar and around the world who knit these gloves.

Structure of the Exhibition:

  • We begin with a definition of Sanquhar gloves, including their patterns, construction and materials, showing both historical and contemporary examples.
  • Next we explore the attraction of this form of knitting and discuss resources.
  • Finally we admire contemporary adaptations of Sanquhar patterns in gloves, mitts and other garments.
  • The exhibition concludes with a bibliography and reference materials.