• Di Gilpin: Hand-Knit and High Fashion

Get insights on knitwear in fashion with one of Scotland’s most renowned designers and hand-knitters.

With over 30 years of experience in the knitting industry, Di Gilpin has collaborated with international fashion labels including Paul Smith, Wolsey and Nike. She has designed luxury knitwear pieces for hundreds of industry clients, travelling the world in search of materials and inspiration.  

In this talk, Di and her right-hand woman Sheila Greenwell, who oversees production, explore the role of knitwear in fashion today and how she - together with her network of hand-knitters – produces some of the most striking knitted collections around today. Di will also talk about the importance of Scotland in the history of knitwear.


Every ticket sold supports the work of The Dovecot Foundation to advance visual art, craft and design in all its forms.



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