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Ruddington museum celebrates long-serving employee on International Women’s Day

Ruddington’s Framework Knitters Museum has celebrated its long-standing textile artist and technical demonstrator, Helen Brownett, by presenting her with an achievement award on International Women’s Day (Wednesday 8 March).

The award is in recognition of Helen’s 28 years of service, inspiring thousands of visitors and encouraging many to become interested in knitting on the museum’s hand-powered Griswolds machines. 

Helen is best known for her elaborate office space, which is filled with hundreds of yarns of wool – creating a unique and vibrant workspace. 

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Sarah Godfrey, manager of the museum, said:

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“Helen’s commitment to the museum and her skills as an artist are just unbelievable, she has inspired so many people through her passion and love for framework knitting.

“She arguably has the most bonkers and enviable office in the country, which is quite rare to see these days.

“From all the staff, volunteers and trustees, we’d like to say thank you to Helen for all her years of commitment to craft and what better way to show our appreciation than with this award on International Women’s Day!”

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