EMU Wools Ltd.

Anyone ever knit with Emu wool? Emu Wools Ltd was a knitting yarn manufacturer founded and based in Keighley that was particularly successful in the 1940s to 1960s. The spinning company was founded by the Greenwood family as far back as the 1850s and stayed in the family’s hands until the 1970s. Images from the History Society digital archive on Flickr.

Adverts for Emu Wools Ltd. from the 1960s. Part of the History Society’s digital archive.

Author: Admin Tim

Tim is a committee member of the Keighley and District Local History Society, with responsibilities for archiving the physical and digital collections, and managing some of the social media channels. He moved to Keighley about ten years ago and joined the Society to learn more about the area.

2 thoughts on “EMU Wools Ltd.”

  1. I just bought some emu angorelle today from a charity shop it’s a lovely soft double knitting wool that I’m going to knit a small rabbit with.

    1. I also found this lovely yarn in a thrift store and was interested in the history of the woolen mill. My yarn is a double crepe in the color Sedge, lovely. I feel quite blessed to have found this wool and am attempting to knit a lacy vest. If possible, I’d love to see the small rabbit you knit. I live in Canada.

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