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Title: All's Wool that ends Wool
Venue: St Peter's Church Hall, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 4JH
Cost to Members: £10.00
Cost to Non-Members and Guests: £12.50
Cost of Lunch (if applicable): £12.00
Online Bookings By: 04/02/2019 - Click for the Online Booking Form or the Printable Booking Form
SATURDAY, 9th FEBRUARY, 2019
‘All’s Wool that ends Wool’
St. Peter’s Parish Church, Moorhead Lane, SALTAIRE, Shipley BD18 4JH
We have two splendid speakers for you to begin the new year, with a subject close to all our hearts, in fact, probably running through most of our Yorkshire veins…..
While the last century witnessed virtually the entire disappearance of Yorkshire’s textile industry, Moon’s, a local wool manufacturer in Guiseley (LS20) has recently expanded their 1880’s premises and are racing forward, thanks to watchful, energetic management and various ventures which have frequently kept them ahead of the pack,. Originally from America, Regina Lee Blaszczyk is Professor of Business History at the University of Leeds. Her amazing 2017 book on Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd., really ‘sheds light on important questions about British industry, government policies on international trade, the role of multi-generational family firms etc....and is the first book to connect Yorkshire tweeds to the fashion system.’
We are also delighted to welcome back Dr. Mike Bartle, this time with a 1947 colour film about a lesser-known branch of the Lister empire: Lavenda knitting wools, their design, production, pattern-designs and the finished results. It shows the early Brown and Muffs, plus aerial photography of Manningham Mills soon after the war.
10.30am: Coffee/tea on arrival
11.00am: ‘So you want to knit a jumper...’ Dr Mike Bartle
2.00pm: ‘Fashionability’ Prof. Regina Lee Blaszczyk
For more details or enquiries, please contact our Honorary Secretary on 0113 318 8314
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-booking is essential for this meeting
Saturday, 6th April, 2019
Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL
WOMAN IN GOLD
A History Wardrobe Production
Art, glamour and intrigue! Explore the lure of gold in fashion and the hidden world of women in art. Inspired by the dazzling embellishments of artist Gustav Klimt, and the fate of one of his most famous paintings, this fabulous and alluring presentation showcases stunning examples of Belle Epoque dressmaking.
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-booking for this meeting is essential, but cannot be made before the full details are posted here about 3 weeks in advance of the event.