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Heritage Open Day 2022

We are so pleased to announce the return of our Heritage Open Day. On Saturday 10th of September 2022, we will be opening our Shawl Factory doors once again from 09:00-13:00. Come and explore the rich heritage of hand frame knitting, learn about the artisan techniques we use and browse our luxury collections in our factory shop.

Our historic Shawl Factory is located in Chilwell, Nottingham. Originally built in 1781 as a seed warehouse, we still use the same historic building to make all of our lovely knitted lace pieces. Situated on Chilwell High Road, the town of Beeston is a short walk away and is home to a range of shops, cafés and restaurants which are worth visiting on your day out.

Find us

Please use the public transport, where ever possible. Both the NCT tram and bus services conveniently stop just outside the factory gates.

NET Trams: Our gates are just across the “High Road – Central College” tram stop along the Toton Lane/Hucknall lines.
Bus: The “Bridge Avenue” bus stop sits just outside our Shawl Factory, you can get to this stop using the NCT (No.36) Bus.

What’s On

Hand Frame Knitting


Explore our rich heritage, with 400+ years of knitting machines on display. Our hand frames are a vital part of our history and local heritage.

Artisan Techniques


We use artisan techniques that have been perfected over years of practice. Learn more about our artisan craft and how we make our lacy knitted shawls so special.  

Browse our Knitted Pieces

Shawl Factory

A range of products across our baby, men’s and women’s collections will be available to purchase in our factory shop.

We look forward to opening our doors to the public once more for our Heritage Open Day and we hope to see you very soon.

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