A few photos from my visit to Bradford Industrial Museum today.
It would have been nice to see some of the looms or other processes in operation but I think I picked a quiet day; even the working horses were on holiday. I hope they are having a lovely time - I wonder where they have gone?
Because it was so quiet I was able to take lots of photos with the bright daylight pouring through the large mill windows. I managed to get some really interesting shadow photos. I rather like the idea of projecting images onto a warp. These photos both show stages in preparing a warp (or I hope so, that's what it looks like to me, but I'm open to corrections).
I really like the smells associated with mills - machine oil and lanolin; and all the equipment looks so tactile; wooden bobbins, wicker baskets, stone walls and greased machinery. It is a very sensory experience being in that environment.