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The London Cloth Company: Micro-Mill

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 by

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.

Warehouse Home Interior Design magazine visit The London Cloth Company. Entirely self taught in his craft, owner Daniel was inspired to rescue a rusting Victorian loom from a barn in rural Wales. Photography by Oliver Perrott

Entirely self taught in his craft, owner Daniel was inspired to rescue a rusting Victorian loom from a barn in rural Wales.
Photography by Oliver Perrott

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

The looms at the London Cloth Company date from 1870 to 1974 Read the full story in Issue Four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine. Photography by Oliver Perrott.

The looms at the London Cloth Company date from 1870 to 1974
Photography by Oliver Perrott

Half the weaving process is preparation. Preparing the warp can take anything from 3 hours to 2 days.

With no previous weaving experience, Daniel has individually restored a number of original shuttle looms. Read the full story in Issue Four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

With no previous weaving experience, Daniel has individually restored a number of original shuttle looms
Photography by Oliver Perrott

The looms at the London Cloth Company date from 1870 to 1974.

Over the last five years Daniel has established a successful micro-mill on the outskirts of London

Over the last five years Daniel has established a successful micro-mill on the outskirts of London
Photography by Oliver Perrott

The woven cloth is cut off the loom. Any small faults are individually darned by hand.

The London Cloth Company produces over 60 different types of indigo cloth and fine British wool tweeds. Read the full story in Issue Four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine. Photography by Oliver Perrott.

The London Cloth Company produces over 60 different types of indigo cloth and fine British wool tweeds.
Photograpy by Oliver Perrott

Independent designers are reviving traditional technique, adding texture and visual interest to interior spaces. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Independent designers are reviving traditional technique, adding texture and visual interest to interior spaces
Photography by Oliver Perrott

After mending, the cloth is rolled up and sent to Huddersfield for finishing.

To request swatches and arrange an appointment at the mill, visit londoncloth.com

To request swatches and arrange an appointment at the mill, visit londoncloth.com
Photography by Oliver Perrott

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