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    Posted: 05 May 2019 at 11:47pm
Seems like there is no dedicated loom thread here.
Other than the Draper & Toyoda power looms not much details or discussion has been had or shared...
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I was told that the loom in this picture is currently getting dissembled and shipped from Lewis & Harris to the Inner Hebrides. I will try to find out if the original owner was also the first owner.
This loom seems to have been build around the mid 1930’s to 1940’s and been in use since.

It’s a Hattersley Domestic Loom (Mark 1) that got developed for domestic use on the European mainland around 1900 but got adopted by the Outer Hebrides for rural tweed production sometime between 1920 to 1930.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hattersley_loom

The loom was originally used for hand spun wool, but can also take machine spun yarns made from wool, cotton and linen.
Technically, tweed is workwear cloth (in my book at least) but I also want to experiment with cotton twills and other fibres than just wool and cotton...

The current plan is to set-up the loom towards the end of the year and see what it takes to get it running.

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looks like S.E.H Kelly worked with Daniel Harris of London Cloth a couple of years back on making denim-like rope-dyed indigo twills on a Hattersley:


apparently, the weaving itself didn't go down too well...
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Thanks for all this Foxy, it’s really interesting stuff. I assume you’ll be keeping this at your Scottish island hideaway- do you have a workshop space or large shed there? That indigo-dyed twill looks beautiful, I’d certainly like a jacket made from it.
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There's a short film of Daniel Harris in action on the BBC
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there's a small stone shed that will probably take the loom - would need to come up with something for the warping mill, though...

definitely screwed if I were to bring my sewing machines over!

in parts of the film he is working his (manual) Hattersley.
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they actually had another go at indigo cotton fabrics on the loom:


here's anther piece on weaving linen on a Hattersley:

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