Dyer's recipe book, 1830s, West Yorkshire.
September is passing by in a blur. I'm getting to grips with a new project at work, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, that will run for the next two years. It will explore individual and community connections with the local textile industry here in Bradford - once 'wool capital of the world'. There will be a focus on the dyeing industry, prior to, and during the industrial revolution. We're creating a community dye garden, and looking at local heritage using hands-on textile-based activities.
Sample book, 1860s, West Yorkshire.
There is much to research and many connections to be made. I'm very grateful for this opportunity. I'll be writing a project blog and will post a link to it here, for anyone who is interested in following our progress.
Photos taken with permission of Bankfield Museum, Halifax.