We want to hear your stories

The Textile Tales team want to hear from workers from the East Midlands textile industry during 1980 – 2005.

Supported by a consortium partnership

We'd love your support for this project

By volunteering you'll be helping in an exciting project to capture Textile Tales. If you've got any questions or want to share your story, get in touch.

Share your stories 

Roadshow events in the 
East Midlands

We are running a series of roadshow events at our partner museums at Ruddington Framework Knitters’ Museum, Mansfield Museum and Erewash Museum and with Nottingham City Museums at Lakeside Arts.

The first event is at Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum, 28th June 11:00am-16:00pm

After that we will be out and about in textile communities in our Textile Tales roadshow van. We will be posting where the van goes and our dates on the website. 

Textiles Tales out and about

We're also looking for volunteers to help out as citizen historians

Get in touch today

The project will share all the findings including skills that are becoming scarce in the parts of the industry that still exist

All photography image rights: Nottingham City Council

We want to hear from everyone. From dyers, machine operators, workers and management, from the boardroom to the shop floor. In the 1980s, workers protested to save the industry – these stories deserve to be shared.

Get in touch

Friday 28th June, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Come and visit our Ruddington event located in the village of Ruddington, Nottingham.

Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum, Chapel St, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6HE

Ruddington, Nottingham

Come and visit our Ruddington Event

By volunteering you'll be helping on an exciting project to capture 
Textile Tales.

Friday 26th July, 10:30am - 2:30pm

Come and visit our Mansfield event. We'd love to hear your stories.

Picture credit: Mansfield Museum

Mansfield Museum, Leeming St, Mansfield, NG18 1NG