Silk Mill – Weaving More Than Memories

Silk Mill – Weaving More Than Memories

Silk Mill – Weaving More Than Memories
Friday 26th April 2019
11:00 – 13:00
28 Winchester Street
RG28 7AL

Our April 2019 ELITE STYLE event was very close to our heart. We have visited the oldest working silk mill in the UK still in its original building.

At the entrance we have been impressed by the original mill water wheel. We have captured a short video of this Victorian machinery and it is available at ELITE STYLE LONDON Instagram platform in our stories.
We have learned about origins of silk and would like to share a fascinating story with you. According to legend, silk was discovered by Xi Lingshi, a Chinese Empress, about 4500 years ago. A silk-moth cocoon fell from a mulberry tree into her tea, which unravelled, revealing a silk thread. The Chinese guarded the secret of silk for nearly 3000 years! They exported the cloth through Asia and to Europe, along the “Silk Road” trading route. Silk-making in Europe finally began around 550 CE and the industry flourished until the 1800s. Today China produces almost two thirds of the world’s silk.

True silk is smooth to the touch, naturally glossy and bright. It drapes well, feel wonderful on the skin and absorbs moisture. True silk will lay across the skin in a very natural way. Here is a tip to tell, if you are touching a pure silk. If you bunch up silk in your hand, it will make crunching sound sort of similar to someone walking through snow.

We have truly enjoyed visiting Silk Mill. It was full of stimuli at peaceful setting by the river Test. We have been blessed to meet some wonderful people and connected with local community.

We are celebrating spectacular silks and would like to offer you 10% OFF our SERVICES and PRODUCTS.

Simply enter EVENT1904 offer code at the checkout and let us embrace the feeling of wonderful.

We would like to thank following people for their engagement and support:

  • Jessica Bone – Operations Manager from Silk Mill Whitchurch