Sunday, 16 March 2014

Quarry Bank Mill

On the suggestion on one of the tutors, this weekend I set out to visit a stately home - unfortunately most don't open until Easter, so I settled on Quarry Bank Mill which, at the moment has some recreation period costumes.

It wasn't necessarily what I was look for but it made for an interesting day out and more research can't hurt.

Luckily for us there was an unusual nice day in northern England so the gardens were lovely, with flowers just starting to bloom.

The most inspiring thing I found on my visit was this toile based on the history of the area and the mill. It would be interesting to create something like this combining my research on folk events and local landmarks.