A number of universities and colleges in the UK offer courses relating to knitting fashions, knitting technologies and local history.

For information about the courses, please contact the institution.

Also available are the details of bodies offering grants for research work.


De Montfort University, Leicester
Website: www.dmu.ac.uk
Courses: Fashion Knitwear, Clothing and Design, Fashion Technology

University of Derby
Website: www.derby.ac.uk
Courses: Fashion Studies, Textile Design

Leicester College
Website: www.leicestercollege.ac.uk
Course: Fashion Illustration and Design

Loughborough University
Website: www.lboro.ac.uk
Course: Textile Design (Woven Textiles)

New College Nottingham
Website: www.ncn.ac.uk
Course: Fashion Design

The Nottingham Trent University
Website: www.ntu.ac.uk
Courses: Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles, Textile Design, Fashion Design


University of Leicester
Website: www.le.ac.uk
Courses: Urban History, Oral History, Economic & Social History, Local History

Loughborough University
Website: www.lboro.ac.uk
Course: History of Art & Design

Open University
Website: www.open.ac.uk
Courses: History, Social History, Family History

Research Funding

The Pasold Research Fund
Website: www.pasold.co.uk

The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters
Website: www.frameworkknitters.co.uk