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Leicester Technical College
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This website celebrates the historical East Midlands knitting industry and has been made possible by a grant from the New Opportunities Fund. The grant was awarded to Leicester Arts & Museums Service and its partners across the region. The…
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About the project In June 2001 Leicester City Museums Service and its partners successfully gained a grant from the New Opportunities Fund to develop a website celebrating the history of the East Midlands knitting industry. The Knitting Together…
The design is typical of a frame from Saxony, Germany. A box rail with two drawers for holding needles is located in front of the bench and the frame includes decorative wooden inlay. The machine was presented to Leicester Museum in 1849 by John…
Cotton and Silk Vest
A man's vest in a peach cotton and white silk (or rayon) mixture. It is made in one main piece with no shoulder seams. The flap made by the semicircular cut for the neck is stitched down as a facing. The front opening is faced with cotton sateen and…
Spiers Circular Machine
This machine was used to knit half-hose and includes a conical rib cylinder. It was manufactured at the XL Engineering Works in Leicester. ID Number: L.T42.1926.0.0
A double cylinder sock machine made in Leicester. ID Number: L.T.APS10