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Week 10: 18 March 2019

Updated: Aug 30, 2019


The second week of mill visits to plan the background shots for the film with Offshoot.  We get to see how computers are now used to plan the designs produced by the looms replacing the old punched card system and the 100’s of fine silk threads creating clouds of colour between the reels and the looms, all tied by hand.  They also show us a tiny white capsule of compressed fibre, a silk cocoon and where it all begins, fascinating!  The sound, colours and smells inside the mills are wonderful on the senses and the array of fabrics produced just beautiful.  Lucky really, because the weather is awful, buckets of driving rain and strong wind. Thank goodness for a hot cup of tea.

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