Once upon a time there was a mill in Chipping Norton called Bliss Mill.
Early this year a lady brought a length of cloth from the mill to me. She’d been given it by her mother-in-law and it had been sitting around providing a tasty snack for the moths for years (it was a little bit of a challenge to cut round the nibbles!). I was pretty excited to get my hands on a little bit of local history.
Today I handed over an A line skirt, lined with silk from Gloucestershire. She seemed really pleased to finally have a garment in her cloth! I’ve often wondered what the cloth from Bliss Mill was like, so this was a fun project.