Stitch and Bitch: Knitting, Femininity and Women's Everyday Lives
The first talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2018/19.
Presented by Dr Katherine Harrison (Leeds Beckett University) and Dr Cassie Ogden (Liverpool John Moores University).
Knitting has undergone a resurgence in popularity in the early 21st century yet is still generally derided as a boring domestic pastime, conducted by passive elderly women, with little significance for contemporary society. This talk reveals findings from research with real-life knitters to discuss the often-overlooked importance of knitting in female relationships, identity and creativity.
Attendees are welcome to bring their knitting to this event.