Successful artist's book and print fair returns to mill complex next month
SUNNY Bank Mills is reopening the doors of its 1912 Mill over two weekends to host two events.
The first is April 1 to 2 for the second instalment of Printed Bound, the annual Artists’ Book and Print Fair.
Then the mill will open again for the new Threads Textile Festival over the weekend of May 12 to 14.
Printed Bound, which enjoyed a successful launch last year, will feature more than 40 printmakers, bookmakers, collectives and studios ready to sell their work as part of a weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary print and bookbinding techniques.
Expect to see screenprints, monoprints, risographs, collographs, zines, and hand-bound books.
There will be a range of stallholders from Yorkshire and beyond, including Angela Hall, Russell Hughes, West Yorkshire Print Workshop and Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre.
Meanwhile the Threads Textile Festival will open on May 12 in the Textile Archive with a day of talks on dyeing by leading experts in the field. In the evening, new exhibition, Tailored, by the 62 Group, will have its opening in the Art Gallery.
During Saturday and Sunday there will be a workshop programme including dyeing, weaving, embroidery, quilting and print, as well as a series of textile talks.
Students from Leeds Arts University will be holding a fashion show on Saturday afternoon.