CELTIC STITCHES IN TIME
Celtic Stitches in Time is a series of online activities coinciding with the development of a new website dedicated to the work of George Bain (1881-1968).
An artist and educator with a passion for sharing Celtic art, Bain continues to inspire countless artists and craftspeople to this day. His instruction manuals are still in print as Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction.
Central to the activities is a child’s jumper designed by Bain. The jumper is one example of the hundreds of designs in a Celtic style Bain produced. The George Bain Collection held by Groam House Museum includes sketches, hand-drawn plates for his books, designs for craftwork and craftwork itself – carpets, leatherwork, woodwork, embroideries, ceramics. It is a Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland.
The child’s jumper is featured in a new online exhibition, Highland Threads, and along with other knitting designs by Bain, will be displayed in the museum when it reopens.
Designer Lucy Hague will discuss the design challenges encountered when translating Pictish-style key patterns into cable-knitting.
Groam House Museum is one of fourteen museums from across the Highlands taking part in Highland Threads. A virtual exhibition showcasing a costume from each museum’s collection.
Create Celtic inspired knits, get tips from experienced knitters and share your progress with the community in our dedicated Facebook group