Exciting new display cabinets have just been placed in the corridor to the Gallery. These contain a sample of the collection stored here at Sunny Bank Mills Archive so if you are unable to make our Open mornings on the first Wednesday of each month you can at least see a small selection of what… Read more »
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The volunteers at Sunny Bank Mills Archive are working hard to help research and preserve the collection. While gradually going through our large collection of Guard books, which are a fantastic reference of all cloth production here at the mill, we discovered a very different book. This Guard book is very large and a bit… Read more »
Interested in finding out more about the textile industry? Why not join us for our Open Morning on Wednesday 5th February 10 am til midday, free of charge. Fascinating objects from all elements of Sunny Bank Mills textile past, come and explore and find out more about our textile heritage.
The lovely volunteers here at Sunny Bank Mills Archive were lucky enough to have a sneak preview to the new weaving workshops which are going to be taking place in the Twisting Gallery under the wonderful tuition of Agnis Smallwood. The volunteers had a great time experiencing how the looms work and creating a variety… Read more »
In the 1960s Sunny Bank Mill began using chemical dyes to dye its wool on site, a practice which continued until the Mill closed and then the tools and records of the dyeing department were placed in the archive. Dyeing was a complex process that relied on incredibly exact measurements. There are 5,000 dye recipe… Read more »