Welcome to Textile Tales

During 2019, the Textile Tales roadshow team heard from textile workers who worked in the industry between 1980 – 2005 at 8 roadshow events across the East Midlands.

We heard from everyone, from dyers, machine operators, workers and management, from the boardroom to the shop floor and these stories are recorded for future generations. 

Sponsored by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters and supported by partnership museums, universities, businesses and East Midlands History and Heritage.

To explore the stories, soundclips and photos collected from our interviews, open the History tab on the menu above.  All our recorded interviews are saved with The East Midlands Oral History Archive.



With thanks to our Project Sponsors and Partners

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About Textile Tales

Thank you for sharing your Textile Tales with us.

We have finished running our roadshow events at our partner museums and in our roadshow van, and we would like to thank everyone who came and shared your stories and photos with us. We are now listening to all the recordings and will publish these stories on the History page of this site in the coming months.