Extracts by June Pearce a Mender and Burler at Sunny Bank Mills (between 1949-1959) The Mill The Facelift was a major undertaking, she was old but the need to stay beautiful is something we all can connect with. Yes, she was careworn after years of neglect, but when she was young life hadn’t been… Read more »
Just a quick reminder that the Archive is open to the public free of charge Wednesday 5th July from 10am till midday. So if you are interested in textile, heritage or just curious to get up close and personal why not come along and find out more.
Beau Brummell or George “Beau” Brummell as he was known was a Regency dandy and fashion leader. Famous for his elegant dress, his witty remarks and his friendship with George, Prince of Wales, the future George IV. He is said to have revolutionised the way men dress in the 19th century. Ever since his fashion influence Savile… Read more »
Just a quick reminder that the Archive is open to the public free of charge Wednesday 7th June from 10am till midday. So if you are interested in textile, heritage or just curious to get up close and personal why not come along and find out more.
Herringbone is a V-shaped zig zag pattern that is usually made from tweed/twill fabric. The herringbone pattern dates back to the Roman Empire, where it was used in road paving systems, and in the textiles and jewellery of ancient Egyptian elite. Its name quite literally derives from the bones of a herring fish, which it… Read more »
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