On 12th July year 9 & 10 Textiles GCSE students paid a visit to Quarry Bank Mill in Wilmslow to learn about fabric production. The Mill was founded in 1784, and it was very interesting to find out about life as a mill worker or apprentice over 200 years ago.
Students saw demonstrations of hand spinning and weaving, as well as early machinery from the industrial revolution.
They learned all about cotton production and processing, how yarn is carded and spun, and how cloth is woven. In addition we had a beautiful sunny day in which to enjoy a well earned lunch, after a long and interesting tour with our guides!