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					Knitted together

A new pattern for the future


Linda Newington
8 February 2011
Casting on
• The Knitting Collections

• Montse Stanley, Richard Rutt and Jane Waller

• Knitted objects, photographs and postcards, knitting
  patterns, journals, magazines and books

• All books and journals catalogued

• Organisation of the patterns

• Hand list for the objects


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Writing a new pattern with JISC & VADS
• Nostalgia and Renewal at the ARLIS conference 2009

• Met with VADS at a reception

• Opportunity to be lead collection

• Ideal stage to explore digitisation

• Prior work with the collection, In the loop 2008,
  Cornershop

• Digital Library Unit at the Hartley Library


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World of knitting 1
• Prioritised 19th century knitting manuals

• Unique collection, out of copyright, of interest to
  researchers

• Full text copies

• Probably not a priority for BL or NAL

• Licence to deposit with VADS




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World of knitting 2
• Knitting Pattern Collection

• Public engagement

• Themes

• Wider context

• Students, researchers, members of the public, groups and
  societies, all are ambassadors for the collection

• Web 2 generation


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Piecing it all together
• Copyright permissions

• Company information

• Licences

• Catalogue records

• 100 texts, 100 patterns, 100 objects

• Enhancement?



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Learning new stitches with Look Here!
• Value of collaboration

• Learning from others

• Professional support

• Testing ideas, thinking time

• Invaluable input from experts

• Project has enabled us to move the collection forward



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Making up
• Permissions for knitting patterns

• Cataloguing the patterns

• Working to themes

• Completing digitisation of 19th century texts

• Deposit with VADS

• 100 patterns, 100 objects, 100 photographs

• In the loop 3, 2012 “The voices of knitting”

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