Knitting for our troops – pile machine knit socks

Recently, a curator from the Australian War Memorial added a shout out to Ravelry seeking pattern testers for knitting patterns which were being developed for a museum publication on war knitting. This publication is being prepared for the 100 year commemoration of the First World War. Australians were asked to contribute knitted products to the war […]

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Freewheeling in Brisbane: Culture and cycling

On 29th November I joined Dr Daniel Oakman, Senior Curator from National Museum of Australia and curator of Freewheeling, Cycling in Australia along with my old pal, Dr BehoovingMoving  aka Dr Steven Fleming author of CycleSpace at the Pedal Brisbane Festival held at Queensland Museum.  (and btw they are looking for volunteers for their summer programs). […]

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Bike racks are big business – except for me!

In 2008 The Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, in conjunction with New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and  Transportation Alternatives announced the winners of the CityRacks Design Competition. Since then, the winning design, the NYC HOOP RACK by Ian Mahaffy and  Maarten de Greeve has become the new standard bicycle rack for the streets of New York City. In […]

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