Visited Masson Mills Textile Museum in Derbyshire this morning. They have a museum with working machines that process fleece into threads and then into fabric. We had the place practically to ourselves. It had a wonderfully abandoned air to it. It was packed with machines, some with work left unfinished on them, others just standing
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Finally I have learned to do a Blythe faceup.
This was my second attempt. The first ended up looking … kind of mehh… so I decided to take things much slower this time. Going slowly made a huge difference. Watching this youTube video by Gisele Bianchini was also very helpful. It helped that if anything went wrong with adding the colour I was able to sand it all off in a few seconds.
I confess it had been an age since I’ve taken out my camera for some proper photo taking practice and I was definitely a wee bit rusty. Luckily with a wedding this beautiful set in a chateau in the French hills some photos were bound to turn out OK, if only by accident ..no matter how much alcohol is involved.