Sunny Bank Mills Archive

During my research for Weave // Fragments I spent a lot of time visiting the Archive at Sunny Bank Mills. There is so much to see at the Archive and each visit unearths a new piece of inspiration.

After my last visit, I had some pieces that I really wanted to revisit. The use of text in my pieces for Weave // Fragments was well received and I wanted to get more images of the handwritten labels to create some more text samples.

No Letter Label
No Letter Label
Ranges Label
Ranges Label

The carbon books I used to create the larger scale pieces in the exhibition were my latest discovery at the Archive, and I wanted to get a range of images to work with in the studio.

Carbon Book Text
Carbon Book Text
Carbon Book Text
Carbon Book Text

As always there was a new discovery, this time it was a drawer of product labels. These beautiful labels and tags would have been secured to the cloth and sent out to the purchaser. It’s sad to think that these details were more than likely discarded.

Product Labels
Product Labels

If you would like to visit the Archive they are open on the first Wednesday of the month from 10am to 12pm. They are also open as part of Heritage Open Days in September where you can tour the Mill.

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