‘I learnt to be a creeler first, and they said well, when I’d learnt creeling I’d learn warping, you see, so of course … but then they started a new thing up, and it was called warp curling, and I never learnt a lot about it but I think it was made for astrakhan coats, and I think they were all sent abroad, all this stuff. But oh! It made your hands … you ran the stuff through your hands while it was twisting and you’d burnt your hands and your thumb nails were cut, and we bathed us hands in methylated spirits and there was just girls (…)

Source Bradford Heritage Recording Unit, interview transcript with female textile worker b.1921, vol. A0077/01/20-22
(c)2014 - The Fusion Works