- Weaving is a craft so old, so beautiful and so wonderful to do. Handweaving is a craft still used today by a small amount of people as most weaving is performed in a huge industrial way. Mechanisation was a faster way to produce cloth so handweavers fell into decline. The surname Weaver denoted someone who was a Weaver as in yesteryears a persons surname told you their trade. Men typically wove the cloth and the women prepared the fibres. Weaving has shaped history, just think of the Irish Linen trade for example.
Northern England still has huge textile mills dotted in the fabric of the landscape. Weavers were part of the Luddite movement, cotton for textiles had a grim tale as it used slavery to boost production. Victorian mills had children performing dangerous jobs to keep looms working. Weaving throughout history has an exciting but murky past and I’m proud to be keeping the craft of handweaving alive today.
We all wear clothing, we all use soft furnishings and 90% are woven but yet most people forget the process. The handwoven items occasionally for sale are all done on handlooms so take time. Handwoven items are more expensive than a high street item but it’s because these items are unique and care and time have been taken to producing them. There may be not 100% perfect as well and that’s because I am a human and not a machine but all items are woven to the highest standard. Hand woven items will not be available all to time as they take time do but commissions can be done on request.