Warp and Weft

Yarn

Salford, 22nd May 2017

A tale of Northern Mills

 

From north to south

and from east to west

crafty threads combine

on warp and weft

 

Coming from the animal

from out on the hill

and carded and threaded

and spun till wheels still

 

Or straight from the plant

coming over the sea

and landed at dockside

with the coffee and tea

 

then dyed in the colour

and sent onto mill

where fabrics created

from the thread from the hill

 

 

 

 

Violet Red

#coloryourworld #cyw #reds #violetred

Salford 10th April 2017

 

The tussle between the shades of red

began as they fought it out on the painters palette

ballet of an artistic nature

started at opposite ends of the rainbow

The bluer shade he stood his ground

as artists painted the flowers he’d found

but as pigment scarlet to pallet was fed

the cold shade turned a more warmer red

as red-violet flowers changed colours in bed

to a host of new flowers of violet red

An Impressionist View

 

Manchester Art gallery, Manchester, england

 

I’ve taken some time with this

Mulling over the angles on where to

Photograph this classic building

Rolling around in my head – what media to use

Everyone has their favourites, but I like using vibrant paints

Some say, that all art is

Subjective – you’ll either like it – or you wont

Indeed, the same can be said for the photographic genre

On the whole though – its what you get out of it

New views of an old building – fresh from the artist.

Fashion on the Ration

Salford 5th January 2017

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This afternoon, I’ve been helping out at Imperial War Museum North just over the bridge from Salford, by the banks of the Manchester ship canal.

Regular readers will know I help out with the computers on the “Your History” information point and throughout the Main exhibition space.  Well, Today I’ve been directing visitors by the special gallery and giving assistance where necessary.

The special gallery covers the time in British history where clothes were rationed, in order to preserve fuel and resources during war time.

As part of the exhibition – a special handling collection has been created, by some of the volunteers with help from the museum staff.  This is shown on our Information station, where volunteers and veterans talk about specific objects and the tales behind them.

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Folly

Folly

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Greengate square, Salford

A response

For a short while – this monument was a signal to the neighbours

Outward looking – towards a 21st century city

Lighting up the night sky on the way to the metro centre

Looking at it now, you wonder why they put it where they did

Yes, it looks nice – Yes, you consider it art – but only traffic appreciates it