(Photo: C. Chelsea Reinsel)

Beth Brown-Reinsel

Beth Brown-Reinsel has been passionately teaching historic knitting workshops nationally, as well as internationally, for over 25 years.  Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic.  She has completed three DVDs on ganseys, stranded knitting, and Sanquhar Gloves. Her articles and designs have appeared in the major magazines, and she sells her patterns on her website www.KnittingTraditions.com. She lives in Vermont (US) and loves winter!

(Photo: Nancy Bush)

Angharad Thomas

Angharad Thomas is a geographer, designer and maker, whose career has encompassed teaching at all levels, small scale knitwear manufacture, and design for knitwear production in global markets. She currently divides her time between her own work, knitting and designing gloves, and working as textile archivist in the collection of the Knitting and Crochet Guild of the UK. She blogs about knitting gloves at https://knittinggloves.wordpress.com/.


Bigelow, Ivy. “News & Views: Sanquhar Gloves.” in Interweave Knits. Winter 2004, pp 6. http://www.interweavestore.com/interweave-knits-winter-2004-digital-edition.


Brown, Thomas. The Union Gazetteer for Great Britain and Ireland, vol. 2. Trengate,Glasgow: Niven, Napier & Khull, Printers, 1807. http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nnc1.1000415979;view=1up;seq=354.


Brown-Reinsel, Beth. Sanquhar Gloves with Beth Brown-Reinsel. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 2014. http://www.interweavestore.com/sanquhar-gloves-dvd.


———. “Winter: A Sanquhar Glove Pattern.” in Knitting Traditions. Winter 2014, pp 41-44. http://www.interweavestore.com/knitting-traditions-spring-2014-group.


Bush, Nancy. “Sanquhar Gloves in the Drum Pattern.” in Piecework. January/February, 2014. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sanquhar-gloves-in-the-drum-pattern.


———. “The Spectacular Gloves of Sanquhar.” in Piecework. January/February, 2014. http://www.interweavestore.com/piecework-jan-feb-2014.


Compton, Rae. The Complete Book of Traditional Knitting. London: B.T. Batsford, 1983. https://books.google.com/books?id=Shj9jhHlJ5EC&pgis=1.


Hartley, Marie, and Joan Ingilby. Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales: With an Introduction to the Early History of Knitting. 1951. Clapham, UK: Dalesman. Reprinted with a new introduction by Penelope Lister Hemingway. Cleveland, OH: Cooperative Press, 2013.


McGregor, Sheila. Traditional Knitting. London: B.T. Batsford, 1983. https://books.google.com/books?id=vjcyAAAACAAJ&pgis=1.


Miro Press, ed. Sukottorando No Dentō Tebukuro: Shettorando to Sanka Futatsu No Chi Ni Tsutawaru Teami Gurōbu to Sono Rekishi [Traditional Gloves in Scotland]. Tōkyō: Seibundōshinkōsha, 2013. https://books.google.com/books?id=eeLsngEACAAJ. ISBN-978-4416313220 (Curator’s note, this book is in Japanese)


Reid, Rowan. Traditional Scottish Knitting, Sanquhar Pattern Gloves: History and Knitting Pattern. Galloway Tryst.  https://www.librarything.com/work/6157105.


Rutt, Richard. The History of Hand Knitting. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 2003. http://books.google.com/books?id=r4FMPgAACAAJ&pgis=1.


Thomas, Angharad. “By the Dexterous Use of Two Threads: Gloves and the Handknitting Industry of Sanquhar, Scotland.” in Knitting Traditions. Spring, 2014, pp 33-36. http://www.interweavestore.com/knitting-traditions-spring-2014-group.


———. “Prince of Wales Sanquhar Gloves.” in Knitting Traditions Spring, 2014, pp 37-40. http://www.interweavestore.com/knitting-traditions-spring-2014-group.


Thomson, Alison. “Duke and Rose.” in Sanquhar Gloves Instruction with Charts, n.d. http://www.ejtknitting.co.uk/books4.html.


Vance, Carolyn. “Sanquhar Stockings.” in Cast-On Magazine, August-October 2013, 19-20. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sanquhar-stockings.


Beth and Angharad want to thank the following for their help and support:

Nancy Bush, USA

Sue Carne, UK

“Corvid,” CAN

Judy Furlong, UK

Laurel Guilfoyle, UK

Wendy D. Johnson, USA

May McCormack, Sanquhar, UK

Diane Pearsall, USA

Michelle Poulin-Alfeld, USA

Chelsea Reinsel, USA

Barbara Smith, Publications Curator, Knitting & Crochet Guild, UK

Nathan Taylor, UK

Tom van Deijnen, UK

Carolyn Vance, USA



Dumfries Museum, Dumfries, UK

Knitting and Crochet Guild of the UK



Cast-On Magazine, USA

Knitting Magazine, UK

The Peoples’ Friend, UK


The Center for Knit and Crochet thanks all who have contributed time and talent to create our inaugural online exhibition.

First, we are deeply indebted to Dr. Angharad Thomas and Beth Brown-Reinsel, guest Co-curators, for providing scholarship, images, and extensive technical expertise.  As a result of their international collaboration, viewers can see notable collections and contemporary expressions of Sanquhar knitting from around the globe that make SANQUHAR GLOVES: A Living Scottish Tradition a rich experience of Sanquhar knitting past and present.

We also thank the following members of the CKC Board of Directors and volunteers:

Jolie Elder, CKC Vice President and Exhibitions Coordinator, and Karen Kendrick-Hands, CKC Founder and Director, who invited Dr. Angharad Thomas and Beth Brown-Reinsel to create SANQUHAR GLOVES: A Living Scottish Tradition.

Jolie Elder and Jennifer Lindsay, CKC President, who worked closely with the co-curators to shape the scope, content, and presentation of the exhibition so that it fully serves CKC’s mission to facilitate further scholarship and appreciation of knitting, crochet, and related arts.

Rebecca Keyel, technical editor, who created the bibliography, footnotes, and links to supporting collections and resources.

Nicole Scalessa, CKC Secretary, who developed the CKC’s website, and produced the smart, aesthetically pleasing online format that delivers SANQUHAR GLOVES: A Living Scottish Tradition for your enjoyment.