It wasn't long ago when Christmas jumpers were a fashion faux pas that drew sniggers and contempt.

Sanquhar has a unique relationship with knitting; a pattern developed in the village would soon become well known across the globe. 

With winter now firmly in our grasp, this innovation from the past is needed more than ever.

The domestication of sheep happened soon after the domestication of the dog, a relationship that worked in perfect symmetry.

During the Age of Discovery, the size of vessels increased dramatically. Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean required a ship that could survive the attrition the distances would cause, which inevitably needed larger sails. It’s no… Read more »

WW1 was a revolution for knitting, at least when it came to espionage, allowing information to be secretly relayed to the right people.

The Flying Shuttle was one of the most important inventions of the early Industrial Revolution.

Jute is a natural fibre produced from the bast of a plant’s stem. It has high tensile strength, low extensibility, and ensures better breath ability of fabrics; as well as being 100% bio-degradable, and therefore, environmentally… Read more »

It is not known whether the Indus Civilisation raised woolly sheep, but their trade with Mesopotamia probably brought them supplies.

Huguenot Weavers were silk weavers of the Calvinist faith. They originated from Flanders and were found in the cities of Lyon and Tours.