Foldworks is based at Nanholme Mill near Hebden Bridge, in what was a nineteenth century cotton mill, situated between the Rochdale Canal and the River Calder. Nanholme Mill was famed for its prolific production of “Jeans, Dongarees and Bedford cords” (according to the original poster advertising the mill’s products) for over a hundred years.
Nanholme Mill is also home to TRACE, Arc Publishing and other creative enterprises.
Foldworks is a working studio, print facility and darkroom. We have a wet process darkroom facilitating 35mm to 5x4 large-format printing with multi-grade head De Vere enlargers and a cold cathode black and white variable contrast enlarger. There is tray processing for fibre-based and resin-coated papers up to 20”x16.” For larger groups we can run a dry to dry process machine.
We are also set up for digital processes and are equipped with a Hasselblad flextight film scanner, A3 flatbed scanners, Epson large format ink-jet printers, and Apple Macs.