'Mills, Machines and Memories'
Were you involved in Mansfield’s Textile Industry? Or do you know someone who was?
If so, Mansfield Museum wants to speak to you! We want to expand our knowledge of Mansfield’s textile industries and its’ people, as part of the four year ‘Made in Mansfield’ project.
Through June and July, we’ll be working a textile artist and film maker to collect stories from people who worked in places such as:
-Mansfield Hosiery Mills
…or any other textile factories or businesses in Mansfield.
If that’s you, you could join in with free textile workshops alongside local art students and other interested local people to help create an art installation which will find a permanent home in Mansfield Museum. If you have skills in pattern cutting, crochet or embroidery, you could support others to learn them. You could be interviewed about your experiences or perhaps you have photographs or memorabilia that you could show us.
The project is also going to be filmed and turned into a 30 minute documentary, which will be added to the screens in the Made in Mansfield gallery and made available to schools and community groups.
To find out more come and join us for the launch at Mansfield Museum on Saturday 27 May between 11am and 2pm. You’ll be able to meet the artist and film maker behind the project and, if you fancy, try your hand at some image collaging!
Or leave some memories in the comments below. We want stories from people who worked in all aspects of textiles. Did you design machines? Were you a pattern cutter? Did you specialise in checking stocking for runs? Tell us about the characters you worked with and the work that you did!
(For more information about the project, contact Sally Evans, Museum Community Participation Officer on 01623 463088 or firstname.lastname@example.org