Farsley’s historic Sunny Bank Mills Museum and Archive, one of the most significant and substantial woven textile archives in the UK, is launching an exciting programme of speaking events. This programme, called Weaving Voices, follows a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The Museum and Archive is an integral part of the award-winning Sunny Bank Mills complex in Farsley. The Mills, which were originally built in 1829, have been in the Gaunt family for six generations and are currently owned and managed by cousins William and John.
The programme starts at 2pm this Saturday (October 14) with a talk by the renowned Yorkshire weaver Agnis Smallwood in the Bobbin Room adjacent to the Museum and Archive at Sunny Bank. Agnis will explain how she uses the Archive as inspiration for her creativity.
Agnis will talk about her practice, her collaborations with Sunny Bank Mills and her passion for sharing her weaving knowledge with others. The format will be a one-hour talk and walk around the Archive with Agnis as she intertwines and makes connections between her work and objects within the Archive. She will also deliver a weaving demonstration explaining how the loom works and the process of weaving, bringing the loom to life.