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Ripping Yarns – Mirfield

June 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Six short films by Alistair I Macdonald, produced and presented by Creative Scene, telling the stories behind some of our most innovative textile recycling businesses: turning old jeans into car interiors, creating yarn from nettles, and recycling 1,000’s of wedding dresses every year. The films will also include tales from artisans and crafters making beautiful bespoke products.

Kirklees Through Textiles, is a cornucopia of local historic films curated by Chris Squire, will follow Ripping Yarns. The 12 short films from the 1900s to present day, include rare footage of workers leaving a Dewsbury mill at the beginning of the 20th century, a vivid portrait of post-war family life and the forgotten story of Schofield and Smith’s mill in Slaithwaite (and the artist who salvaged material from it after it burned down).

(please note, this venue has two steps up to the screening space)

Free event. Screenings will last 1hr 10 mins, book click here.

Director: Alistair Macdonald 2019
Commissioned by: Woven In Kirklees festival, Produced by: Creative Scene

Ripping Yarns will also be presented at Holmfirth Film Festival on Sunday 9 June at 4pm.




June 15, 2019
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Area Rugs and Carpets Ltd
51b Holme Bank Mills, Station Road
Mirfield, WF14 8NA United Kingdom
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