Woadfest 2017

Well it just gets better and better!  Full Mill for Woadfest this afternoon; as the sun shone on the mobile forge from Chain Bridge Forge outside, corn dollies were being constructed on the first floor while I made felt woad plants with visitors on the ground floor.

The ladies in the image below had a wealth of experience of working with textiles, many derived from other cultures.  They chatted as they worked, swapping contact details at the end!

As usual the coffee and cake helped things along and as a bonus, we were joined by the last direct descendant of a Boston woad farmer, amazing addition to the permanent woad exhibition at the Mill.

See you all next year!

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