|View of mill buildings and an overflow sluice|
|Painting of the second mill which is now just foundations|
|Foundations of the spinning machines and the privy's|
Because my textiles are personal, small scale and rarely for practical use, I tend not to think often about the amazing influence and economic power of textiles in our history. This was both a lovely afternoon out and a reminder of the rich history in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area around me.
On Saturday I went out walking with the dogs and with Steve from Big Ant Video to get more footage for the video he is creating about my work. I have just seen the first cut, and can't wait to be able to put it on line for you ... won't be long now.
Though it was not really the point of this blog, it does seem to be highlighting my diabolical cooking skills - today, having put the toast under the grill, I turned my back to do the washing up, then had to I offer 'dark brown' cheese on toast for lunch.