Another Woollen Mill

While we were in North Wales, we went to a second woollen mill, called Brynkir, just north of Porthmadog. 

Brynkir woollen mill 

It had a water wheel to power the machines:

water wheel at Brynkir woollen mill

Here are some of the machines we saw. 

A bobbin winder:

bobbin winder

A machine to wind the wool into skeins for dyeing:

skein winder

And lots of looms:

looms in woollen mill

As usual, it had a factory shop where I bought some yummy tweed fabric…and a poster with pictures of British sheep. Talking of sheep, look at these two, perched on an outcrop of rock up near the summit of Snowdon:

sheep on Snowdon

I will have to consult my poster to see what type these are, but as I’m typing this on holiday in a gite in Normandy, I can’t do it at present….  by the time you read this, I’ll be back.  These holidays are useful for catching up on blog posts but not for publishing them.

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3 Responses to Another Woollen Mill

  1. Dayna/Scottie Acres Boutique September 1, 2008 at 6:01 pm #

    I love visiting woolen mills….especially ones with shops attached!

  2. jackie September 4, 2008 at 1:57 pm #

    Your life is just one long round of holidays! I went to Brynkir years ago while on holiday in N Wales. (It was probably raining)