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.  As we review these interviews we will publish some of the stories and photographs that we have collected about this time.

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 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

Do you have a Textile Tale to share?

We have finished running our roadshow events at our partner museums and in our roadshow van.  However, we are still collecting textile stories until 31st May 2020.   If you worked in the East Midlands textile industry and have a story to share with us we’d love to hear from you to arrange a convenient interview time. Contact us on the link below.