A.W Hainsworth, one of the world’s leading specialist textile companies based in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, is to be featured on the new series of ‘A Stitch in Time’, a BBC documentary looking into historic fashions.
The primetime show airs this Wednesday 10th January at 20:30 on BBC Four.
Fusing biography, art and the history of fashion, the series sees Amber Butchart exploring the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore. On this week’s episodes she looks at Dutch painter Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait and visits the Hainsworth Mill where she is shown the processes wool goes through to create the broadcloth used to make the Arnolfini gown.
Julie Greenhough, Marketing Manager at A.W Hainsworth, said: “We have such a rich heritage that it means we were actually there first-hand during the manufacturing of historical cloths such as those used to make the Arnolfini gown. This puts us in a brilliant position to be able to share our knowledge with others and help people to find out more about how things were done centuries ago.