Joyce Meader is an expert in historical and military knitting, reproducing items for museums, films, and military re-enactors. With knitting back in fashion, her book, “Knitskrieg: a Call to Yarns”, offers a different look at warfare through the role of knitted garments from the American Civil War to the Crimea and the many wars of the 20th century. Joyce’s talk is certain to be both informative and entertaining, focusing on the role women and knitting played during wartime.
TALKS BY JOYCE AT THE FESTIVAL
Knitted Comforts for the Military 1850 to today
Saturday, March 25th 11.00 to 12.00 The Georgian House
Military knitter Joyce Meader will take you on a "jolly romp" around the world of military knitting on the home front and how important it was for morale, both for soldiers away and those left behind at home.
This talk is a historical as well as a fun look at military knitting through the ages. Joyce Meader will take you on a "jolly romp" around the world of military knitting on the home front. Her talk will cover all the British wars from the Crimea to the present day and show how important knitted items were for morale at home, and how much they were needed by the Services and the home front. Joyce has hand knitted some of these items herself and you will be able to see and touch them.