Framework knitting shops
Old knitting workshops still standing. A memory of our industrial past.
A Loughborough framework knitter at his machine
A Knitting Frame typical of those used in Hathern homes and 'Shops'
A 'one at once' or 'narrow' knitting frame
A detailed drawing of the metalwork of a knitting frame
Device for spooling yarn found in a village house
One of two known in the village, see also the pictures of Emma Moody and John Mee in the Work Gallery
The original full length windows have decayed
'Semi-detached, workshops behind Victoria Terrace on Narrow lane
darkness where light once flooded in
The remains of a south facing window in Narrow Lane
Three workshops behind the Charity Cottages on the Green
These shops viewed from the churchyard have now lost the original windows shown above
Another view of workshops on the Green
Another view of converted 'shops on the Green
An inspired treatment of a workshop as a summer house
A view of the lath and plaster ceiling of a restored 'shop, now a Summer House
Two back to back workshops in Gladstone Street
One of two semi- detached 'shops built for the occupants of a terrace of houses on Gladstone Street. The dimensions of the original windows are indicated by the new brickwork
The access to a 'shared' shop in Narrow lane
In Narrow Lane
A 'shared' shop built across the boundary of a pair of semi-detached villas on Narrow lane, now entered from the neighbouring property.
This cottage on The Green was both a framework knitters home and workshop
No.8 the Green where two knitting frames were found. One is in Kegworth Museum and the other can be viewed-on request, in J. Alexander Swift's factory on Church St.
A typical homeworkers knitting 'shop
A detached framework knitting workshop on Shepshed Road with its original features intact
This workshop still has its original large north and south facing windows
Another intact workshop, Wide Street
This 'shop at the junction of Loughborough Rd and Wide Street was designed and built at the same time as the substantial villas it sits behind.
The original door, blue brick threshold and quarry tiled floor of an intact workshop
A repurposed interior!
Original 'lath and plaster' ceiling and whitewash
The mysterious interior of what was Harrimans Framesmiths 'shop
What was the function of these oven like structures in this converted home on The Green?
Light through a hole in the roof, many unused "shops" are falling into decay
Interior of a shop that has seen better days