Dubied knitting machine photos
I took the opportunity to shoot some photos of my workspace and knitting machines and felt like sharing them. I borrowed a full frame camera and set it on a tripod to properly record my studio with its varying light conditions. Check out Simone's recent visit to my space here. This is a busy time for me with production orders (to White Elephant, Bespoke Truckee, Workshop, Flock and Distill). These are filling up my time, so this is as much procrastination as anything!
I work in a space I partially renovated over the summer (it originally looked quite terrifying), but slowly as I paint and organize it is transforming into quite a nice studio. I think it's pretty obvious one day I will need a bigger space. One whole side of the space is a jungle of tables, additional knitting machines, piles of orders and misc. equipment, so that still needs to be sorted. As well I am restoring another old machine (which I love to do). If you count there are four separate machines in these photos. Each one is set up for a different task and each machine is lit with a mixture of natural light and imitation daylight. I hope you like these photos...
2/16/2015 04:51:18 pm
I was very interested to see some of the pics of the old handflat machines .I used to own a small knitwear firm using mainly 4gge Universal and Dudied 2.5 gge mcs.I started knitting at 14 to earn pocket money at my mam and dads factory, they had a rare 1gge Santagastino,.I noticed that you had Universal machines as well.In Leicester there were many knitwear companies using handflats,but started to die out from the 1990's,I don't think there are any knitwear firms left in Leicester now.There are some photos on my FB page on my 1990 time line ,all the best Gary
2/16/2015 10:53:48 pm
Nice to hear from you Gary! Fb has a lot of Gary Taylor's so I'm not sure which one you are. My dads also worked at knitting factories in the Manchester area in the 70's it must have been a very interesting time!
2/23/2015 12:19:18 am
Hi Anna ,my fb page is Gary Taylor ,LEICESTER/SYSTON . I was thinking of putting all the old photos on a web site of my mam n dads factory we had up to 60 handflats in the main factory as well as out door mainly women knitters as it enable them to work around their home commitments .It broke my heart when my wife and I decided to call it a day and had to scrap all the knitting /linking mcs.I still miss the smell of the wool and the achievement of selling handframed knitwear ,good luck to you for keeping it going
2/23/2015 01:53:31 am
Sounds amazing Gary! I want to see those pictures:)
11/5/2015 06:39:45 am
I've finally got round to putting some photos of my mam n dad's knitwear firm on f/b and also some of me. don't laugh. it's under Tailor Maid , Eskimo Knitwear , Langdale Knitwear.
6/19/2015 08:04:10 pm
nice photos anna never saw the 7ndl oo I sold you busy cleaning 4 12ndl 00Intarsia machines at the moment
6/19/2015 08:55:26 pm
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Anna is a Hamilton based knitwear and textile practitioner blogging about her collection development as well as pre-1950's knitwear technology.
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