It was with great pleasure I was asked to “The Flax Mills”: fashion show. The Flax Mill is sadly one of the last bastions of Irish linen weaving in Ulster, kept alive through the passion and skill of Herman and Marion Baur. Not local names I hear people say! No not local names .. Herman and Marion hail from Germany but have lived here for umteen years and become members of our community. Together they have revived and kept alive a little of the old skills we in Ulster where so proud of. In their restored corn and flax mill they have set up a working and thriving, traditional Irish linen weaving business.
Together their skills are second to none.
This is only an introductory photograph. I hope you will stay with me as I take you through the world of Herman and Marion and the snapshots of Ulster linen.