Friday, 13 August 2010

Penmachno Woollen Mill

Penmachno Woollen Mill
Originally uploaded by LlGC ~ NLW
Another photograph from my locale; Penmachno woollen mill is in the next valley from where I grew up, and sits alongside the young Conwy river. It's now been turned into 'residential units', so I believe, which is a shame, because its woollen products were famous - though perhaps eclipsed by those of the nearby mill in Trefriw.

Taken in 1952, this photograph is stunning. I love how the light falls across the fabric, and picks out the warp threads above. I wanted to post this because I'm off to the National Wool Museum tomorrow, and with any luck, I'll know a bit more about this whole process by the evening.

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