Knitting in the Archive of Art & Design

The Victoria and Albert Museum runs the Archive of Art and Design from a base in west London. The Archives collects documents related to firms and individuals who worked in the creative industries. They have a small collection of documents from people who designed knitting or who taught it or practiced it. The collection is strong on people active in the mid 20th century.

  • Eileen Calvert, knitter and needlewoman: collection, about 1930-86.
    AAD/1993/10
  • Elizabeth Davenport, knitwear designer: papers, 1937-88.
    AAD/1991/8
  • Ephemera Collections: patterns for crochet, embroidery, knitwear and sewing, 1885- about 1979.
    AAD Ephemera
  • Ethel Garnham, crocheter, knitter and seamstress: collection, about 1930-51.
    AAD/1991/5
  • Ramah Judah, embroiderer and knitter: collection, 1918- about 1949.
    AAD/1990/3
  • Knitting Patterns: about 1939- about 1959.
    AAD/1990/11, AAD/1995/34
  • Eve Sandford, knitting designer: albums, 1961-9.
    AAD/1988/6

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Tue 05 May 2015–Sun 01 May 2016

DISPLAY: This display examines some of the tools used in domestic sewing, which could be highly decorative in their own right. Often the only things that women could legally call their own, these tools reflected female status and accomplishment.

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