From NEW 3D WEAVING in the last post to AN OLD WEAVING TRADITION getting a new life.
I am no Luddite, and I don’t actually know what the Hattersley Domestic Loom, used by Harris Tweed Weavers looks like, but I was thinking about the fact that I came across both these articles at the same time, and I chose to feature the NEW over the OLD first, and that weaving as a commercial enterprise, such as HARRIS TWEED has a long history.
Luddites were the original movement that objected to the “new commercial looms” in the late 1700’s – I vaguely remember from my school history lessons on the Industrial Revolution.
Would someone like to contribute an INFORMATION SHEET (i/sheet) on the topic?
Copied verbatim from the Herald Scotland – you can see the original newspaper article HERE.
Harris Tweed weaving returns to old haunts
It is worn by…