A new concept for the Media Archive for Central England (MACE)…
…Time limited online screenings streamed at www.macearchive.wordpress.com
In the coming months MACE will ‘screen’ a series of ten themed compilation films here on our blog. Each themed compilation will stream online for 4 weeks.
A New Way of Seeing: Screening 6
Commenced: Tuesday 20th November 2012
Closes: Tuesday 18th December 2012
Title: Clothing the Nation: The East Midlands Textile Industry
From bobbin winders to warp knitters, the East Midlands has a proud heritage in clothing and textile manufacture. However, industries that once employed thousands of predominantly female workers have been in decline for years fighting against cheaper foreign imports. This compilation curated by the Media Archive for Central England remembers the boom years, and reflects on the work of the textile machinist which was both an art-form and a way of life.