This is a gem of a museum, and combined with The heritage Centre and the Mill gives a good overall picture of the history of silk, and Macclesfield's association with it historically. The Paradise Mill has machinery and you can see the intricacy of the weaving. In the museum there are also pieces of machinery and a wonderful gift of old sewing machines from Anne Morrell. If anyone has been to the Calico Museum in Ahmadabad in India they will have seen an exhibition of traditional embroidery stitches in Anne Morrell's name. The museum also has one-off exhibitions in the upstairs room. The exhibitions of embroidery are exquisite and Sue Rangeley's work was to die for (recent exhib.)
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