Yesterday was fun although I had a shaky start but a visit to the local coffee shop helped to put that right.
double whammy on the caffeine !!
So body sorted, I made my way down to the Framework Knitters Museum at Ruddington near Nottingham where Angela from the local guild and myself were due to be giving a spinning demonstration.
This was the sight that met me as a rounded the corner of the alley way, The sky was still a little overcast but the sun did make an apearance later in the day.
The large number of window are designed to give as much light as possible to the workshops to enable the workers to perform their work especially when working with fine threads.
You can see how tightly packed these huge machines are.
Also on show are squirrel cage swifts and a bobbin winder. Demonstrations of how the machines were used are available and this weekend the museum was open in conjunction with the Nottingham Lace Here Now event.
The next photo shows quite clearly that knitting is in fact loops pulled though loops
The other building houses a collection of circular knitting machines for making knitting tubes wheich these days become scarves but would have become sock/ hosiery.
samples of machine knitted lace were also for sale
as for the spinners......
we made ourselves at home in the cottage with a selection of handspun yarns on show
you can see other posts about this museum here