Special Collections

Fully Fashioned: Talk - Celebrating 235 Years of Luxury Knitwear Manufacturing

John Smedley Ltd. of Lea Mills, Derbyshire, one of the first companies to install fully fashioned knitting machinery, produces fine gauge knitwear using traditional hand finishing techniques alongside cutting-edge technology. Jane Middleton-Smith discusses the way the firm uses its business archive for inspiration, research and for engagement with the local community, education groups and the public.

Related to the Fully Fashioned exhibition.

1 hour