Latitude 2013

In summer 2013 the knitting tent - by now a well-oiled machine - returned to the lovely Latitude festival.

Building on the experience of running the Knitting Circle at the festivals in 2012, I tweaked the design slightly to create a simpler setup. A twenty-metre-long length of knitting was staked out using steel fencing pins, with 'knitting stations' distributed along its length, each one containing some knitting in progress. Anyone wishing to knit, or to learn, could drop by and have a go for as long as they liked. 

These lovely photographs were taken by Cybèle, one of the knitting team. You can see the full album on Flickr.

This Knitting Circle actually had its first outing before Latitude, at the Creative Research Methods academic workshop I ran in collaboration with David Gauntlett in June 2013. Immediately after Latitude, I took it to the Well-being 2013 conference at Birmingham City University, where I led a participatory knitting workshop which eventually spilled out into the main lecture theatre - take a look

In September 2013, I took the same Knitting Circle to End of the Road festival. 


  • July 2013

  • Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Knitting Circle, and the Knitting Team: Amy, Tim, Kate, Cybèle and Caroline. Many thanks to Cybèle for the amazing photographs!