George Bain Memorial Lecture

Online event
6th May 2021, 7.30 PM 

Translating Pictish Key Patterns into Cable-Knitting

Lucy Hague

Designer Lucy Hague will discuss 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 talk is part of ‘Celtic Stitches in Time’, a series of online activities coinciding with the development of a new website dedicated to George Bain’s work (1881-1968).

The event is accessed via Zoom. No physical access to the museum is required.

Booking is essential.