Yesterday my friend Angela and myself found ourselves back at the Framework knitters museum in Ruddington giving a spinning demonstration as part of their Victorian Christmas event. No, we didn't dress up partly because we don't have costumes but also because it seems to classify spinning as a lost art only seen at reenactment days.
We made ourselves comfy on the balcony of the old Wesleyan chapel where the collection of knitwear is housed including Queen Victoria's stockings that were recently featured on the Antiques Road Trip programme here in the UK.
The examples of Framework knitwear are quite stunning.
During the afternoon we were entertained by the Ruddington Comminity Choir , and the Maids of Clfton Morris dancers
Children were entertained by Father Christmas and story telling in the old workshop, I was taken with the knitted Christmas decoration made using the sock machines.....
.........Hot Chestnuts and crumpets toasted by the fire!
As darkness fell, the lanterns were lit creating a magical place for children to come to visit Santa.
I hope you all had a good weekend x