Monday, September 12

Some Dream Week highlights - pics of Metropolitan

Warning, rather photo-heavy post, although some of them don't seem to want to show.

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Vintage hand flat machine - Bill King worked on this. You operate the large lever with one hand whilst pushing the carriage with the other. Looks like quite a work-out, but the machine isn't used much and would be smoother. The knitting it produces is very fine. One of these machines is manufactured by a company with the common spelling of my surname - a knitting ancestor perhaps?

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The tearoom - purveyor of coffee, pavlova, and Bailey's cheesecake, to name but a few delights!

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The shop and classroom - Anne Brown of Posh Frocks between classes

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The "miscellaneous" yarn room - lots of single cones here.

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Two views of the museum classroom. Pig sound effects extra for free! (the pigs live right outside this room) :)

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Lots of literature in the corridor, plus odd doodads for your machines.

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More yarn - the new stuff is Shamal and Metropolitan Crepe, there are two more small rooms of yarn via the door

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Main corridor looking towards the entrance, coffee shop on the left (with photographs of garments worn that week in the window).

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Big classroom - did my hands-on classes in here.

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Bill King's masterclass in the museum.

1 comment:

O! Jolly! said...

Very interesting photos!