During the renovations of Mosney, the family uncovered its rich history. It was the site of a former print works, in operation from 1780 to 1788. Thomas Bell of Mosney invented his ‘new and peculiar’ method of printing up to six colours at a time, with copper plates. John Slater, a calico printer at Mosney, made further improvements and patented a press “for printing 1-2-3 or more colours on cotton. This invention paved the way towards modern day fabric printing, and was a sign to Emma that she should bring print back to Mosney.
Mosney Mill launched at the 2016 Country Homes & Interiors magazine and Country Living magazine’s Christmas Fairs, receiving amazing feedback and gaining an already loyal following! To top off two incredible shows, Mosney’s roebuck Deer Apron, Tea Towel & Double Oven Gloves were shortlisted by the Editors at Country Living for the People’s Choice Award, a flying start for the Lancashire based business.