I’ve been busy over the past few months, slowly adding to the fabulous portfolio of artists’ work on Arnold’s Attic YouTube
Here’s some of the recent uploads.
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At The Knitting and Stitching Spring Show 2019 at Olympia, I had a chat with textile artist Ariella Green about her ‘Library of Moments’ Exhibition, her creative journey and the techniques she uses to create her beautiful textile collages.
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A trip to Rossendale in Lancashire means many things to me. It’s a place where I feel at ‘Home’. I catch up with my family and now and again I revisit aspects of the industrial heritage and it’s textiles stories that had sparked my love of textiles, many years ago. I remember family tales from the Cotton Mills – of clogs sparking on cobbles, the Mee Mawing Language of Weavers and my great-aunt explaining how she used to thread a shuttle. Helmshore Cotton Mill is one of the last remaining Mills in the Rossendale Valley where you can truly experience the full glory of original machinery in working order.
This video is from a recent visit and shows some beautiful working Carding, Roving & Spinning machines. It’s noisier than you might think!
A little bonus for you are the fabulous Fulling Machines showing how Military Wool Cloth was made.
If you have memories or family stories from the Mills, I’d love to hear them. Please share them below.
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