Worsted 'Sinner', Daniel Illingwarth's Mill, Bradford

Ian Beesley

Ian Beesley/Science Museum Group
© Ian Beesley

Gelatine silver reproduction print entitled 'Illingworth Mill, Bradford' by Ian Beesley. Produced for the commission `Through the Mill:, The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs'. 1985-1987'. Titled and signed by the artist.

The wool, once it has been drawn out to its required thickness (the count), is called a roving. The spinning process twists the fibres of the roving into a yarn which is wound on to a bobbin. Daniel Illingworth's mill is one of the largest spinners in the business and now forms part of the Illingworth Morris group.

[Table 51: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]


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silver gelatin print
  • derivative object
  • copy - derivative object
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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