Kōrero: Sewing, knitting and textile crafts

Knitting during a lecture, 1940s (2 o 3)

Knitting during a lecture, 1940s

Women have often knitted while attending lectures at universities and other tertiary institutions, although not always with the approval of the lecturer. In 1934 Horace Belshaw, a professor of economics at Auckland University College, asked women to refrain from knitting during lectures because he found it distracting. On the other hand Crawford Somerset, the lecturer shown here at the Feilding Community Centre, seems to have managed fine, despite the intimate surroundings of the room. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-029887-F

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Sewing, knitting and textile crafts - Home textile crafts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/40519/knitting-during-a-lecture-1940s (accessed 26 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013