Images of my visit to the Almonte Textile Museum
My visit to the Almonte Textile Museium during this year’s Fiberfest was a wonderful treat. Upstairs there is a wonderful display of machinery as well as wooden spools and spindles. I spent almost two hours there taking one shot after another knowing they would be beautiful. I love earth tones and the machines are rusted, the spindles and spools are made of wood that has been polished through long handling. One word describes them to me and that is magnificent.
Spools and spindles are sitting in large cardboard boxes beside the machines they were used on.
This Toledo weigh scale caught my attention as I was leaving and had to go back to take more photos. I love the colours and the inner workings of this piece of equipment.
Shuttles were displayed in a box as well. How many hands have used these tools? How I wish they could tell us their stories.