Post by Ann @ frabjous fabrica on Sept 3, 2022 8:43:25 GMT
Some of you may remember that in October last year I posted about the manufacture of Swanskin. I thought you might be interested in a recent project about this material and it's links with Newfoundland, which occupied children from Sturminster Newton High School, the Sturminster Newton Heritage Trust (formerly SN Museum and Mill Society) and JM Olds Collegiate, Newfoundland earlier this year. Here is the link to the Trust's website page explaining what they were all doing; and just in case you have trouble with the YouTube link it is here. I would also mention, in case you're a "folk" fan, that the New Scorpion Band, who you can hear on the film, are a group of Dorset folk singers who have been delighting audiences with their shows for years now, especially their take on "mummers plays". Their leader (if they can be said to have one) is Tim Laycock, a well known (around here at any rate) Dorset folk musician, story teller, actor and playwright. You will find him on YouTube and I'm sure Mr Google can find you his website.
That was interesting. in one episode of Tudor Farm, they weave and full some cloth in a mill similar to this. the connection to fishermen in Newfoundland is interesting. the shadow puppets and storey were so funny.