The London Cloth Company: Micro-Mill
When Daniel Harris was inspired to rescue a rusting Victorian loom from an old barn in rural Wales, he had no previous weaving experience. Entirely self-taught, Daniel has individually restored a number of original shuttle looms and over the last five years he has established a successful micro-mill on the outskirts of London.
The London Cloth Company produces over 60 different types of indigo cloth and an extensive array of fine British wool tweeds as well as taking custom orders. To learn more, request swatches or arrange an appointment at the mill visit londoncloth.com
Half the weaving process is preparation. Preparing the warp can take anything from 3 hours to 2 days.
The looms at the London Cloth Company date from 1870 to 1974.
The woven cloth is cut off the loom. Any small faults are individually darned by hand.
After mending, the cloth is rolled up and sent to Huddersfield for finishing.
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