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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