Donations to the collection

We are not in general accepting donations for the collection.

However, we do consider exceptional knitted and crocheted items for which there is some background information - who knitted them and when, who they were knitted for, what the pattern was. Items must be well-made and in good condition.

We accept publications if they fill gaps in the collection; we are particularly looking for pre-1950 material ( pattern leaflets, pattern catalogues, magazines, etc.).

Tools, gadgets, and shade cards are also welcome if they are not already in the collection.

We are unable to accept knitting machines.

If you have anything you would like to offer, please email