Dixon's Bobbin Mill, Steeton, near Keighley

Made:
1987
maker:
Ian Beesley
'Dixon's Bobbin Mills, Steeton, near Keighley', c.1986

'Dixon's Bobbin Mills, Steeton, near Keighley', c.1986
Ian Beesley/Science Museum Group
© Ian Beesley

Gelatine silver print entitled 'Dixon's Bobbin Mill, Steeton, near Keighley' by Ian Beesley. Prodiced for the commission `Through the Mill:, The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs'. 1985-1987'.

Different spinning frames twist the fibres in different ways but they all eventually need to wind the yarn on to a wooden bobbin. Here all the paraphenlia of bobbin making clutters the workbench of a West Yorkshire bobbin makers.

[Table 70: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5061/61
type:
silver gelatin print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford