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The UK Hand Knitting Association, (formerly The British Hand Knitting Confederation) was formed in 1991 when the Hand Knitting Association (HKA) merged with the British Hand Knitting Association (BHKA). The BHKC's main aim was to raise the profile of hand knitting. It did this through 'Learn to Knit' classes held throughout the UK, 'Relax and Knit' stands at all the main Knitting and Sewing shows and by the introduction of National Competitions showcased at the Knitting and Sewing shows.
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Award celebrating and rewarding student practitioners of hand/machine knitting and crochet. This prestigious award is aimed at exploring the art and craft of contemporary knitting (hand or machine knitted) and crochet that is dynamic and may be innovative in design, dramatic fashion, idiosyncratic furnishings and intriguing artworks. There is no need to determine the categories as there are often pieces that could fall in more than one category. Work will be judged on originality, overall concept and the innovative use of technique, yarns, materials and colour. Existing coursework can be entered where applicable. Read full listing…