Sarah Godfrey
Museum Creative & Commercial
Manager and Trustee

With a strong arts background, Sarah brings us an unusual combination of both creativity and commercial awareness, as well as a wealth of experience in organising and running community events.

Helen Brownett
Textile Artist &
Technical Demonstrator

Talented artist Helen joined the museum in 1995 as a volunteer, before demonstrating how to use the Griswold machines, and now works as a textile artist and technical demonstrator.

Stuart Botterill
Frameshop Technician
& Technical Demonstrator

Stuart's background is in telecommunication and electronics. His love of engineering and heritage makes him passionate about keeping our museum, machinery.

Sophie Lovett
Volunteer Co-ordinator & Company Secretary

Sophie provides secretarial aid to the Board of Trustees, as well as onsite co-ordination and support to the volunteers, who deliver an award-winning experience for our visitors.

Ian Rowson
Chair and

Ian has more than 20 years’ experience within the museum sector and joined as a trustee before becoming chair. He is passionate about technology and social history collections.

Julian Ellis OBE
Textile Artist &

Julian is a textile technologist by profession and has expertise in all areas of textiles, including our textile heritage. He is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters.

Dennis Jones
and Assistant Treasurer

Previously a veterinary surgeon, Dennis originally joined the museum as treasurer and has since contributed to the success and development of the Framework Knitters Museum.

Graham Shuttleworth
Trustee and
Grants Manager

Having been involved in the transformation of the museum’s cottages, Graham is responsible for overseeing grant applications and securing funding for much-needed repairs and maintenance at the museum.

Jim Grevatte

Jim has many years of museum experience, having worked at The Galleries of Justice, and he is keen for the museum to provide a window into today's knitting industry.

Peter McGowan

Peter is a keen historian, having chaired the Ruddington Local History Society, and has a wealth of experience in the textiles trade as he was a director of a family-run knitting company.

Anastasia Smith
Trustee and PR
Marketing Consultant

With a background in PR and communications, Anastasia supports the museum with marketing materials, website and press content to help raise its profile locally, regionally and nationally.