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Designer Lucy Hague discusses the design challenges encountered when translating Pictish-style key patterns into cable-knitting

This talk will focus on the stranded colour-work key pattern jumper designed by George Bain and Lucy's reconstruction of this design into cable-knitting. The event will include a practical demonstration of the unique knitting techniques Lucy has developed and pioneered.

Lucy Hague is a knitting designer, originally from Orkney and currently living in Edinburgh. She specialises in complex cable knitting patterns inspired by Celtic and Pictish art. She is the author of two books, Celtic Cable Shawls and Illuminated Knits. Her work featured in the 2019 Groam House Museum exhibition 'Crafting the Celtic’.

This event is part of our Celtic Stitches in Time series of online activities coinciding with the development of a new website dedicated to the work of George Bain.

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Groam House Museum

High Street, Rosemarkie, Highlands and Islands, IV10 8UF

01381 620961


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Temporarily closed - Opening 1 May

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