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In the Frame photography commission

We have an exciting opportunity for a photographer to create a collection of work which explores the key qualities of British knitwear - the relationship between craftspeople and their tools.

In the Frame photography brief:

Who We Are

The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington is a unique surviving example of a 19th century framework knitters’ yard. We tell the 400 year history of framework knitting, from its role in the Industrial Revolution to the infamous Luddite riots of the 1800s, and how framework knitting gave birth to the Nottingham lace industry.
John Smedley Ltd is the oldest continuously operating manufacturer in the world, producing fine gauge knitwear from their Lea Mills, Derbyshire factory since 1784. Crafted from the finest noble fibres of Extra fine Merino Wool, John Smedley’s Sea Island Cotton and other luxury blends. John Smedley’s menswear and womenswear ranges are available worldwide via their stand-alone retail stores in the St James’s, Mayfair and Marylebone of London, and the Tokyo, Yokohama and Kyoto areas of Japan. The full collection can be seen at www.johnsmedley.com . Exports are made to over 47 countries worldwide via international wholesale partners such as Mr Porter, Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Isetan, Di Bijenkorf and Le Bon Marche.
John Smedley holds two Royal Warrants for ‘the manufacturer of fine knitwear’ from Her Majesty The Queen & His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. In Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, Ian Maclean, Managing Director of John Smedley Ltd and 8th generation family member, was awarded a MBE for services to the UK textile industry and the Covid-19 response.
John Smedley has one of the largest knitted garment archives in the world and has counted the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, The Beatles, Sean Connery, Kate Winslet, Robert DeNiro, Ed Skrein, Eva Longoria and more amongst their celebrity fans. Over the years, John Smedley has supported and collaborated with many leading designers to champion British manufacturing including Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Lou Dalton, Sacai, Fragment, Comme Des Garcons and Holly Fulton.

Overview of Project
We have an exciti

More Information and application details

Details

Listed by:
Framework Knitters' Museum
Contract Type:
Freelance
Location:
Nottinghamshire
Pay:
£5000 fee inclusive
Closing Date:
13/12/2021

Skills Required

Photography experience
Working with historic sites

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Framework Knitters' Museum


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