Posts Tagged ‘dyehouse’

Avena Carpets – weaving the threads of history

A chance comment from SDC Trustee Debbie Bamford about a Crossley Carpet in her parents’ home led to a visit to Avena Carpets, the last remaining narrow loom Belgium Axminster weaver in the country, and still based in the Crossley Mills complex in Halifax where it all began.

There is something to be said for some of the old techniques used in textiles. Some have never been improved on, they have been equalled but not necessarily improved on, and this is what Avena Carpets do.

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Sunny Bank Mills Heritage Day

SDC and Bulmer and Lumb worked closely with Sunny Bank Mills recently on providing an experience to people attending their heritage days. Artefacts were supplied from the SDC archive along with fibre and yarn from the last working dyehouse in Bradford to educate about the history as well as the future of textiles in Yorkshire.

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