Knit Two Together (K2TOG) was a Heritage Lottery funded, All Our Stories project aimed at championing the female stories and histories intertwined in the Scottish Borders’ textiles industries as well as celebrating all things knitting. K2TOG was run in partnership with Heart of Hawick.
All Our Stories, a small grant programme, launched in 2012 in support of BBC Two’s The Great British Story. was been designed to provide opportunities for everyone to get involved in their heritage. With Heritage Lottery funding and support, community groups carried out activities that helped people explore, share and celebrate their local heritage.
The popular series presented by Michael Wood and supported by a programme of BBC Learning activities and events got thousands of us asking questions about our history and inspired us to look at our history in a different way through the eyes of ordinary people.
The programme and Heritage Lottery Fund All Our Stories proved a real hit and K2TOG, was one of hundreds of successful projects around the UK to receive a grant.
Threads by Sylvia Dow, a play about women work and knitting, was commissioned as a result of this project and toured the Scottish Borders in Autumn 2015.
To find out more about this project, visit K2TOG’s website www.knit2.co.uk.