The Framework Knitters’ Museum is a vital place for the preservation of the oldest knitting machines in the world. We are also the only place that trains knitters in this 400 year old endangered craft.
We have a great team of Frame workers who do an amazing job, but continuing the craft has a cost. This is why we are asking you to sponsor a frame, either in your own name or in memory of a loved one, for only £1 a week. Each frame has its own life story to tell from the village where it was born, to the people who operated it day in and day out, and even now spending their retirement in our museum. The money raised from sponsoring a frame will go solely for the frames, which will help cover the cost of yarn, needles, oil and vitally the training of new knitters.
In return, you will receive updates on your frame including; what we have done with it, what we have made on it, who is currently operating that frame, a small thank you piece made on your chosen frame. We will also place a plaque on the machine itself thanking you or a loved one personally for your support in preserving this endangered craft.
Please take a look at the frames we’ve chosen for round one, each with their own story, and please sponsor a frame today.
(all payments handled by PayPal)