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Whitchurch Silk Mill 2

By pamelajean
2 further versions from the silk mill.

Hereís the previous information again:-
This is the oldest working silk mill in the UK (built 1814) still weaving in its original building.
Itís a Georgian water mill that weaves silk using 19th century machinery and looms.
This is silk weaving the traditional way.
Warping and Winding: This is where silk production begins at the Mill. Silk hanks, slips or skeins (loose yarn) arrive pre-dyed if required. The water wheel powered warping machines are used to produce the warp thread (the lengthways yarns) which is then taken downstairs on a beam to the weaving shed.
A typical production run on this floor will take 12 weeks, thatís 90% of the millís overall production process from the arrival of the silk to the finished woven fabric.


Tags: General Historic Weave Hampshire Georgian Looms Water Powered

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5 Apr 2017 5:15PM
Great images, both well taken

ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
5 Apr 2017 5:25PM
That's a great upload. Top marks!
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2017 5:31PM
Not an easy subject, but two excellent compositions Pamela.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
5 Apr 2017 5:37PM
Loads of colour and detail Pamela
5 Apr 2017 5:38PM
Two excellent compositions Pamela, lead image my favourite,
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
5 Apr 2017 5:55PM
Brilliant colors telling a great story-- a wonderful image!
5 Apr 2017 6:04PM
Excellent colour and clarity, Pamela, most interesting images.Smile
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2017 6:38PM
Terrific shots and interesting info.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2017 9:30PM
Interesting images, Pamela.

11 10 10 England
5 Apr 2017 9:55PM
Images and information both very welcome.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
6 Apr 2017 2:13AM
Two very good images Pamela. The silk looks like colourful hair in the lead image.
6 Apr 2017 8:28AM
Great images of the belt driven silk weaving machinery & different colours of the silk threads
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
6 Apr 2017 2:10PM
Very colourful - interesting to visit these places and actually see the machines in action Smile Two fine captures, Pamela, the lead has to be my fave though Wink
Trev Smile
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
6 Apr 2017 8:33PM
Two well composed images - good info too.
fificat100 10 5 2 Scotland
7 Apr 2017 9:24PM
Two super shots - great subject matter well taken.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2017 9:27PM
Gosh! how did I miss these?
two interesting images Pamela
quality images
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2017 6:28PM
Excellent work! Love the colours and the subject Pamela! Beautiful...
Isabel GrinGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
13 747 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2017 6:13PM
Wonderful capture Pam, traditional ways are still the best
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
9 Apr 2017 8:19PM
Lovely composition and great colours Pamela.
iancrowson Plus
11 215 168 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2017 11:55AM
Good photo, looks like an interesting visit

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