Week 2: 21 January 2019
Meeting the website and brand designer today. It will be great to see the project become visible with logo and posters.
A visit to one of the silk companies and I learned that in the days of hand weaving, workers were said to be ‘strong in the leg and weak in the head’, with the strength to operate the hand looms and the mentality to tolerate the monotony. Then on to Chilton Croft nursing home who are happy to introduce me to the residents who used to work in the silk mills inviting them to talk about their past. Finally a meeting with one of the schools involved in the project for a planning meeting on how to involve as many pupils as possible and work around their studies and exams, a bit of a jigsaw puzzle and my challenge for the day!