January 2014

Happy New Year of the Horse and other things

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31 January, 2014 - 07:52 | Sue Blacker

For the Chinese New Year of the Horse and also to celebrate ( a bit early, but why wait!) Lighter days, Valentine's Day, a late Burns Night and the Superbowl ....

We need to celebrate - and be positive about the world and its opportunities!  And as I write it's not yet raining and the next storm has not yet started and we are planning a holiday and we shall have this wool and all our other red wools on offer in February as red brings good fortune!

New Year and a whole new way of looking at prices and processes

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27 January, 2014 - 11:14 | Sue Blacker

This is the text we are also emailing to all our fibre and fleece processing customers today!  But it's also a good opportunity to show a few pictures of the Mill ... including a rare back view photo of Paul, our Mill Manager.  You can here him, along with James our Carding Engineer on the fims at the Virtual Tour of the Mill.

... and it's still raining ... but the birds get food and there's marmalade and a pattern!

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27 January, 2014 - 10:13 | Sue Blacker

This mound of bright green grass is what grows as a result of the messy birds spilling feed from their feeders in our hedge!  As the robins and blackbirds scavenge over it  and it's a useful vantage point to keep an eye on cats, it has a reprieve until the spring!  Of course, this is all the special feed which has no spillage advertised!  Tell that to t he tits, who select and just throw away what doesn't interest them!

Twelfth Night: the rain it raineth every day: Happy New Year!

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7 January, 2014 - 09:51 | Sue Blacker

This is one of my most favourite pictures - the sort I would steal if I were an art thief!  It is by Norman Garstin, and hangs in the Penlees Gallery in Penzance, which is appropriate since it is of the front at Penzance in Cornwall.  I love the colours, muted but lifted by the red building.  I also adore the perspective, and the composition is so beautifully balanced around an empty, rainy, wet space at the centre, leading the ey to the distant wave crashing against the pier.  Wonderful!  It would make a great tapestry in naturally coloured wools ...!

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