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Woven by Hand

Handloom weaving, and its place in the history of textile production.

Documentary 1970 11 mins

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To the sound of the rhythmic clatter of textile looms, this film gives a brief history of handloom weaving, and examines how the technology works. We take a detailed look at the flying shuttle and the more sophisticated method of Jacquard weaving, as weavers from Cartwright & Sheldon Ltd. of Macclesfield, and UMIST's Textile Technology Department demonstrate their expertise.