Other Resources

History and Research

A Virtual Hosiery Museum
Detailed drawings of the Hosiery Museum planned for Southern Germany.

Brief history of hosiery through the ages
Produced by Rachel Brendle of the Hosiery Technology Center, N Carolina, for the 1998 International Hosiery Exhibition.

British Association of Friends of Museums
The website for all those associated with museums, as friends or volunteers.

Calverton – A Nottinghamshire village and its people
The village where Rev William Lee lived.

Knitting in Ipswich Massachusetts
A stocking machine was smuggled from England and arrived in 1822.

Knitting Together
The heritage of the East Midlands knitting industry.

Samuel Slater – Hero or Traitor?
The story of a film which recreates 18th century Derbyshire in the early days of the Industrial.

The Knit Tree
Knitting History from Hand Knitting to Knitting Machines by Sharon Nani.

Woodborough’s Heritage
Many aspects of life in Woodborough, including an article on Frame Knitting.

Textile Makers, Resources & Retailers

Busy Bee Basics
Lots of info for machine knitters. Patterns, yarns etc.

Country Rain
Selling antique sock machines, accessories etc. Central Indiana USA.

Erica Thomson
Erica Thomson is a machine knitter who lectures and demonstrates in the UK. She has a number of publications to her name.

Jo Newton – Knitting designer
Illustrated on-line catalogue of all her realistic animal and action motif designs for machine and hand knitters.

Knitters Edge
The ultimate machine knitting resource. Based in Mexico.

Machine Knit
An on-line machine knitting resource.

Machine Knitting Downunder
An online hub for knitting websites in Australia.

Machine Knitting Monthly
Website for UK based machine knitting magazine.

Old Tyme Stockings
Devoted to Sock Machines and Sock Machine Knitters.

The Knitting Guild Association
An American non-profit organisation dedicated solely to knitters and knitting.

The Machine Knitters Association of Victoria Inc.
Australian association of machine knitters.

The Machine Knitters Guild A home from home for all machine knitters.

The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters
The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, one of the City of London Livery Companies, was first incorporated in 1657 by Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth.

Local  Attractions, Craft Fairs & Tourism

Ruddington Village Museum
DH Lawrence Heritage
Papplewick Pumping Station
Craft in the City, Nottingham
Nottingham Industrial Museum
The Galleries of Justice
Nottingham City Museums and Galleries
East of England