Knitting History Links

Other societies, organisations, museums, research centres and useful websites.

Knitting History Forum email discussion group:

Museums & Collections:
Framework Knitters Museum, Nottingham (formerly Ruddington)
Victoria and Albert Museum (The V&A also have a dedicated knitting section.)
Museum of London
University of Southampton Library Knitting Collections & Reference Library
Shetland Museum & Archives
National Museum of Denmark
Knitting & Crochet Guild Collections
Gallery of Costume
Fashion Museum (formerly The Museum of Costume)
Fashion and Textile Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Norfolk Museums Fishermen’s Ganseys
Imperial War Museum
The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum
Knitting Together: East Midlands Virtual Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum
Wigston Framework Knitters Museum
Bohuslรคns Museum
Virtual German Hosiery Museum
Virtual Knitting Machine Museum

Textile Research Organisations & Networks
Textile Society (UK)
‘Knitting in the Round’, University of Glasgow
University of Southampton Knitting
Costume Society
Medieval Dress and Textile Society
Pasold Fund
Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens
Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen
Centre for Knit and Crochet
International Council of Museums
Europeana Fashion
Netzwerk Mode Textil
International Textile and Apparel Association
European Textile Network

Other Textile Organisations:
Knitting and Crochet Guild
Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners, Dyers
The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters
Guild of Machine Knitters
UK Hand Knitting Association
Crafts Council (UK)
Knitting Guild Association USA
Crochet Guild of America
Textile Society of America
Handweavers Guild of America
Textile Institute
The Campaign for Wool

Conferences & Symposia:
In The Loop Conferences, University of Southampton
International Medieval Congress
Costume Colloquium

Textile History Journal
Text Journal
Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture

University of Glasgow Knitting and Textile History
CKC Blog
Karen Finch Textiles
Prick Your Finger
Knit the City
Knitterโ€™s Review
Sock Museum

See Knitting History Resources for more links, select reading lists, previous conferences and other useful information on the history of knitting and related crafts.