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Teasel do nicely...

By TrevBatWCC    
...and some bobbins! Something a bit different today, a couple of images taken way back in October 2011 on a Camera Club outing to the Armley Mills Industrial Museum, Leeds. The teasel was formerly the teasing plant of the cloth maker, hence one of its names is 'brushes and combs', which refers to the use of the dried heads (held in wooden frames) to comb the cloth, to raise the 'nap'. This particular job was done by fullers. The bobbins in the version, of course, were for winding the cotton onto used in the weaving process.
It's rather strange that in this last Monday's episode of Michael Portillo's new series of 'Great British Railway Journeys', he visited Chester and Chester Zoo. It showed the same scene as in my previous upload - the elephant compound, pool, waterfall and some elephants...didn't see my Zebrephant, though... 😁
(images taken 12/10/2011)

Many thanks to Ju (JuBarney), Lillian, Graham (Ericsamson), Rob (RLF) and Dave (HobbitDave) for their User Awards on my previous upload, Zebrephant , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Abstract Pattern Leeds Specialist and abstract Teasels Bobbins Armley Mills Museum

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
12 May 2021 9:56AM
You're such a tease....🤣🤣

I too watched MPs programme... memories of a visit when I were a lad..

Stay safe 😁
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 9:57AM
Both variants provide a great visual Trev !!
Excellent work, Isabel GrinGrinGrin
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 10:00AM
Captures of our industrial past and beautiful to boot. Two very detailed images Trev.

12 May 2021 10:01AM
Another visual treat Trev, and informative as always!
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
12 May 2021 10:03AM
beautiful photographed - both
Minty805 Plus
5 43 9 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 10:11AM
Well captured and interesting background, as always.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 10:22AM
I love both images.

If these were mine I would use both as background on which I would mount other images from the museum visit. Hmmm, time to get my butt in gear and go out to some museums.
12 May 2021 10:24AM
great images and history! Thanks Andy
12 May 2021 10:44AM
Great images Trev 👍
12 May 2021 11:43AM
Love both images, I think you could make something great out of all those bobbins.
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 11:53AM
Great image Trev and also the bobbins,
but most of all the narrative was fascinating - I didn't know that!
12 May 2021 12:06PM
I like how you have filled the frame with both these images and the colours are lovely, especially the teasels. And very interesting info too.

SlowSong Plus
13 10.1k 30 England
12 May 2021 1:00PM
I too watch Michael. Very interesting programmes. I do like these close up shots and your info. Smile
Both great images Trev, I particularly like the bobbins.
12 May 2021 1:09PM
A fine detailed set Trev to teasle the imagination 🙂 the bobbins are beautifully turned. Good to see.

Dave 🙂
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 1:12PM
Two beautifully detailed shots and an interesting narrative Trev.
12 May 2021 1:44PM
Two great images
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 21 Canada
12 May 2021 2:25PM
Two excellent images Trev. Both fill the frame perfectly.
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
12 May 2021 2:33PM
Both are very appealing images Trev , superbly captured and presentedSmile
adagio Plus
3 4 2 England
12 May 2021 4:13PM
Love your title Trev, and I like both your images equally. Thanks for the interesting narrative too, always good to read.

gpimages Plus
11 72 2 England
12 May 2021 4:58PM
Both fine nostalgic shots Trev - thanks for the background story.
Graham Wink
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 4:58PM
Terrific shots and info. as I never knew that about teasels.
jacomes Plus
6 40 46 Portugal
12 May 2021 6:15PM
Two fine images with a nice explanation.
15 May 2021 8:52PM
Excellent set Trev...Lin
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
16 May 2021 12:00PM
I love those bobbins, texture and detail so good.
BobbyMS Plus
4 4 1
7 Jun 2021 2:34PM
Should have been a POTW finalist! Bravo!!

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