New discoveries for the Archive

In another area of Sunny Bank Mills these bobbins have been found a new discovery for our Archive collection.  These are called Name list bobbins and are the threads of polyester and cotton used to name the fabrics on the salvedge edge. The salvedge edge is the tightly woven edge of a fabric. It prevents the side… Read more »

Archive Open Morning May 2019

Why not come and explore our amazing collection here at Sunny Bank Mills free of charge on Wednesday May 1st from 10am till midday.

Leeds Station and Sunny Bank Mills Archive

Inspired by the textile heritage and industry of Leeds and the Archive at Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley;  two artists Mary Hooper and Elise Liversedge have created this art work which is wrapped around the pillars at Leeds Station. So next time you are passing through the station why not stop and have a look at… Read more »

Volunteer trip to the National Arts in Education Archive.

Just returned from a fascinating trip organised by the West Yorkshire Archive Service to the National Arts in Education Archive which is based at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  Really great to find out what they are up to and have a good look around the Archive and the interesting collections that they hold.    We… Read more »




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