On Wednesday 26 July 2017 between 6:00pm and 8:00pm in the Lace Gallery at Nottingham Industrial Museum Colin Moss will give an illustrated talk to celebrate the 2017 Festival of Archaeology.
Colin Moss is one of Nottingham Industrial Museum’s fantastic Volunteer Guides and his talk will describe the history of the knitting industry from earliest times up to the present day. He will show how the East Midlands played a pivotal role in that industry and how today’s worldwide knitting industry has its foundations in technology developed in the East Midlands.
To illustrate his talk, Colin will use example of historic buildings in the East Midlands, a range of the knitting machines in use and on show at various museums in the area, together with some very modern machines in use in today’s local knitting industry. He will also describe the related social history of the “stockingers” who were the foundation of the knitting industry up until mid-Victorian times.
The duration of the talk is approximately 1 hr 20 min and all the museum galleries will be available for you explore.
Tickets are £5 per person with refreshments included. Please note that this is a pre-booked and ticketed event with no tickets available at the door. Please purchase your tickets via our Eventbrite listing https://knittingindustryhistory.eventbrite.co.uk