A’ The Airts is committed to attracting more local people to participate in the Sanquhar Knitting project, especially young knitters.
Through this community enterprise, we will not only be increasing production of the knitwear, but enhancing the range of items available by developing new designs.
We are ultimately trying to resurrect a dying “cottage industry” which will provide income for our community arts centre and for the knitters of Sanquhar.
There is already a world-wide interest in the Sanquhar Pattern and, once the production of knitwear increases, we hope to introduce on-line sales, opening up an already-established global market.
We have had many customers from across the UK, Germany, Australia, the USA and Japan and a recently published Japanese book on traditional Scottish knitting devoted over 60 pages of text and photographs to the town of Sanquhar and its historic gloves and knitwear.
If you would like to join our friendly team of knitters or are a beginner and simply want to learn, please get in touch either by phone 01659 50514; contact us using the contact form; or why not pop into the centre on 8-12 High Street, Sanquhar, any time between 10am and 4pm for an informal chat.