Most of the pieces formed part of a cottage industry that thrived during the 1950s and 1960s. The business was located in a converted backyard shed, in an era when women knitted and orders were picked up by push-bike for local stores. Wool was wound by hand or machine, neckbands of all shapes and sizes were knitted and inserted professionally using the machinery available. Beanies, scarves, mittens and jumpers were also produced for the local schools. Colour combinations were very specific and prized. There was a whole generation of satisfied customers.
If any museum is interested in part or all of the collection, please contact the owner, Ellen Bennetts on 04 5913 9046.
Source: Museums & Galleries NSW Alert!