Beautiful 46" long framework knitted lacy scarf in superfine merino pure wool,hand crafted in the UK,warm and light, evening and daytime use
Beautiful Mohair Snood hand crafted in the UK on a Victorian hand operated knitting machine, scarf, cowl or hood, warm and light, ideal gift
Beautiful Soft Acrylic Snood, hand crafted in the UK on a Victorian hand operated knitting machine,scarf,cowl or hood,warm and light
Traditional 72" long framework knitted lacy stole/wrap for daytime and evening use, delicate,stylish and warm,hand crafted in the UK
Soft Acrylic 46" long framework knitted lacy scarf, hand crafted in the UK,warm and light, evening and daytime use
£14.95 FREE UK delivery
Beautiful 66" long framework knitted lacy scarf in superfine merino pure wool, hand crafted in the UK, warm and light, ideal gift
Beautiful Mohair Mini Snood hand crafted in the UK on a Victorian hand operated knitting machine, cowl or hood, ideal gift.
Beautiful 56" long framework knitted lacy scarf in superfine merino pure wool, hand crafted in the UK, warm and light, ideal gift
Anna on 07 May, 20215 out of 5 stars
I bought this as a mother's day gift and she loved it! She's wearing it as I type, reading through the literature sent along. I had no idea the gift was as cool as it was! It's gorgeous, obviously great quality and looks exactly like the pictures.
I could not be more thrilled with this purchase!
Bonnie on 11 Oct, 20215 out of 5 stars
Just what I was looking for to protect my face from the cold wind this winter! Gorgeously soft and such outstanding quality! Fast shipping, too! Cheers!
dennyscragg1 on 08 Oct, 20215 out of 5 stars
Lovely scarf, not my first purchase from this seller and all my items have been well made, delivered promptly and wrapped carefully with lots of information about the weaving process. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5 stars
Just the job, I wear it around the house if I feel a bit of a chill. Keeps me very warm without being heavy. Highly recommend this seller.
5 out of 5 stars
This is my second one of these I bought the blue one some time ago and it is one of my must have items, light and warm. Great item and very well made.
5 out of 5 stars
Love this as well. See other review as I also bought the Jade Green one.
5 out of 5 stars
Lovely colour and so soft and light. Delivered very promptly. Very pleased with this and the other items I purchased.
4mxxi0fq on 08 Mar, 20215 out of 5 stars
Lovely snood/scarf. Colour is great. Excellent shop. Thanks.
Urbanpunk on 19 Feb, 20215 out of 5 stars
Very soft and cosy, but very lightweight, which I ideal!
Beverley on 18 Feb, 20214 out of 5 stars
Lovely light find-knit cowl/snood. Could wear it indoors as it is very pretty and not bulkky. The colour is more algae like than in the photo.
Beautiful handcrafted garments, made on historic knitting machines in Leicestershire, UK
I have been making on these historic knitting machines for the past 40 years. Having worked in the modern textile industry in Leicestershire, I was interested in the history of the trade, and began to look into the origins of machine knitting. The first knitting machine was invented by William Lee of Calverton Nottinghamshire in 1589, and was operated entirely by hand/foot power. I bought a set of these framework knitting machines, on which I make all my lace, from the Nottingham area where they were still used until the 1970's. The machines were all built in the 1840's. I was lucky enough to meet some of the old framework knitters and learn about the trade. I now operate the machines to make these beautiful scarves, shawls, squares and stoles in my workshop in Leicestershire.
I make the snoods on a set of vintage, hand operated, circular knitting machines which were invented in 1872. Most of these machines are about 100 years old and were used in the Leicester area for making hosiery.
Whilst modern machinery has taken over in the knitwear industry, I continue to hand manufacture all of my garments on the two sets of vintage machines. I believe that I am now the only person to commercially make lace on the framework knitting machines.
I have been selling my handcrafted garments at craft shows around the UK for many years, but now I want to make them available to buy online.
Each garment comes with a leaflet outlining the history of the knitting machine on which it was made. The garments are very delicate, light and warm, and make beautiful gifts and keepsakes. Each one has been handcrafted by me on one of my vintage knitting machines, and I then finish, press, check and package them individually to send to the customer.
A video of me operating a handframe can be seen here: https://youtu.be/j1H_T6VtE5c
I have been a member of the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters since 1995.
The company was incorporated by Oliver Cromwell in 1657, and still meets in the City of London every year to regulate the trade. I also demonstrate the handframe knitting machine at the Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester on some of their special event days.
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