As a result of the current health emergency and to abide by recent Government restrictions, it has been necessary to postpone the Installation Court, scheduled to take place on 17th April 2020. This means that Ian Grundy will continue to serve as Master for the time being, supported by Tony Jarvis and Julian Ellis as Wardens, until such time as it becomes possible to install their successors.
The latest Lord Mayor's Bulletin refers to a number of support initiatives by Livery Companies in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. The Company has signed up to support the London Funders Covid-19 statement which you can view here and which is referred to in the Lord Mayor's bulletin. More information can be found by following the link to the website.
The Master, Wardens and Court of Assistants send their best wishes to all members of the Company, hoping that you stay safe and well during these unprecedented times.
KNIT FOR THE COMMUNITY
In this time of lockdown we would like to encourage all our members, especially those knitters amongst you, to support an initiative to knit woollen squares, which can then be put together to make blankets for charities. Past Master Liz Green has drawn up this flyer:
Please take a look and get in touch with her if you are interested in taking part. Please also pass this on to any family, friends and neighbours who you think might be ‘willing to knit'.
If any further encouragement is needed, here is an example of Past Master Sheila Turner's handiwork so far ... squares knitted by her, ready to be made up into a blanket.
And lest you claim to have forgotten how to knit, Sheila has posted an instructional video on the Company's Facebook page
WHO ARE THE FRAMEWORK KNITTERS?
The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters traces its origins to 1589 when William Lee of Calverton in Nottinghamshire invented a method of knitting mechanically.AN INTERESTING HISTORY
WHY SHOULD I BECOME A MEMBER?
Membership is open to anyone over the age of twenty-one who will respect the Company's heritage, take pride in its activities, and strive to maintain its standards.HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
OUR CHARITY WORK AND STUDENT BURSARIES
The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters has helped students of design, management, marketing, science and technology relevant to the knitting/knitwear industries with bursaries for many years.GETTING INVOLVED