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Wigston Framework Knitters Museum is a Master Hosier’s house with a two story Victorian frameshop in the garden. The house dates from the last years of the seventeenth century and shows signs of various alterations. At the rear is a cobbled yard and a water pump. A two storey workshop extension has been added to the rear of the house.
The brick floor of an earlier frame shop can be seen in the garden; not unusual for this part of Leicestershire, with its long tradition of worsted knitting. The museum is unique, because when the last master hosier, Edgar Carter died in 1952, the workshop was locked and left. Inside on the ground floor were eight hand frames for making gloves, mitts and fancy ribbed tops for golf hose, together with all the moulds and tools associated with each machine.There is a large garden, well stocked with flowers, shrubs and fruit trees. The
(light refreshments available) and small shop complete the museum
The Wigston Framework Knitting Museum is recruiting volunteers to do guiding on Sunday afternoon 2-5pm.
xFull training will be given.
xIf you would like to meet other people with an interest in history or family connection with the hosiery trade, this is an ideal opportunity.
Contact: Bill Boulter
Tel: 07977 169440
SMELTING EXHIBITION TO RECLAIM AND REPAIR OLD BROKEN NEEDLES
The Framework Knitters Museum will be closed due to Coronavirus until further notice.