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Newsletter 90, Autumn 2010 © Hampshire Mills Group

 

 

Quizzical Corner

 



1.  Can you guess where this mill is ?  May be you have had a meal there, on route from a lovely artist's garden.

2.   The archetypal spiv – in acting terms – George Cole starred in his first feature film crawling into a watermill via it’s wheel axle.  What is the name of the film and do you know the year it was made?

3.  The term ‘molinology’has a dental connection.  Do you know what it is?

 

Trip to John Boyd Textiles  on 4TH NOVEMBER 2010


VICTORIAN PRINT OF HIGHER FLAX MILLS  FROM JOHN BOYD’S WEB SITE

John Boyd Textiles was first established in Castle Cary in 1837, and is proud to maintain the tradition of horsehair weaving. Horsehair fabrics are woven with the finest and best quality tail hair from live horses and cotton or silk warps using the original looms and techniques from 1870.

Horsehair fabric was originally used by famous furniture designs such as Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Lutyens and Rennie Mackintosh, and are ideally suited to most forms of upholstered furniture, antique, classical and contemporary. To this day, horsehair fabrics are widely recognized for their unequalled lustre, durability, care properties and value. Horsehair fabrics have been used with many prestigious projects throughout the world . John Boyd Textiles is now one of the last companies in the world still weaving hair cloth. Although the historical traditional fabrics are still woven today, contemporary designers also appreciate the unique qualities of horsehair fabrics.

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