In this post-industrial age, weâ€™ve become too dependent on imports. We have no idea where goods come from or how things are made. If there is a basic message Iâ€™m trying to convey in my photographs, this is it: manufacturing still matters. This is a celebration of manufacturingâ€”not a eulogy. C H R I S T O P H E R PAY N E
1. Circular knitting machines were introduced in the 1860s. The earliest models were hand-powered machines used to produce stockings. Newer models, like those shown here at Fall River Knitting Mills, Massachusetts, share the same function but can create more complicated garments in less time. 2. Wool carders brush the raw wool fibres, disentangling and cleaning them in preparation for spinning. 3. Each image in the Textiles series captures a different part af the process, including many which remain entirely unchanged.
4. Raw wool is separated and cleaned using the picker and duster machine. Bartlettyarns, Harmony, Maine 5. Dyed fibres are piled up before beginning the process that will clean, order and spin them. S&D Spinning Mill, Millbury, Massachusetts.
Published on Jun 12, 2016
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