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Lowell: blclipart12

Lowell Mill Weavers

Source: Lowell Mill Girls

Lowell weavers

Two Woman Weavers, 1860 (Merrimack Valley Textile Museum)

Drawing In

Illustration from A History of Wonderful Inventions (New York: Harper, n.d.) (Merrimack Valley Textile Museum)

Lowell

Song of the Spinners

Lowell Offering


The day is o’er
No longer we toil and spin
For ev’nings hush withdraws from the daily din
And we spin all day
and then in the time for rest
Sweet peace is found
A joyous and welcome guest
Tis now we sing
with gladsome hearts
The theme of the spinner’s song
That labor to leisure a zest imparts
Unknown to the idle throng
Pine of toil we all agree
or out of the Mills or in
Dependent on others we ne’er will be
So long as we’re able to spin

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More Clipart

Page 1: Drop Spindles, buttons

Page 2: Dye vats, Mechanical looms

Page 3: Clipart- Silk Moths

Page 4: Clipart -Yarn balls, cotton bolls

Page 5: Clipart -Tapestry weavers

Page 6: Clipart – WPA posters

Page 7: Clipart – Weaver at a loom

Page 8: Clipart – Weaving room, Distaff Wheel

Page 9: Clipart – Icelandic Spinning Wheel

Page 10: Clipart – Silk Reeling, Cotton Gin

Page 11: Clipart – Flax Retting

Page 12: Clipart – Lowell Mill Girls

Page 13: Clipart – Salish Woman – Emily Carr

Page 14: Clipart – Backstrap Loom

Page 15: Clipart – Spanish Woman Carding Wool

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Textile Travel-uk

Resources for the Creative Traveller
A book review and a guided tour of what you will find in your travels to the U.K.

tartan weaving mill

Mudchute Farm
If you are visiting London, don’t miss Mudchute Farm. It’s home to many rare breeds of sheep, goats, alpaca and other exotic animals

Verulamium
A visit to Verulamium to see ancient Roman spindles, artifacts and other archaeological textile finds.

Whitchurch Silk Mill
A visit to Whitchurch Silk Mill, a working silk mill producing silk yardage, using 19th Century looms.Cumbria

Quaker Tapestry Exhibition
The Quaker Tapestry exhibit in Kendal, UK is a collection of 77 separate narrative crewel embroidered panels that tell the story of the Quaker movement over the past 350 years.

Kendal Museum of Lakeland Life

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Ruskin Museum and Langdale Lace

Ruskin Lace
Elizabeth Prickett explains how to do Ruskin lace.

Linton Tweeds
At Linton Tweeds in Carlisle, their handloom section has 2 handlooms and a warping mill.

Images of Carlisle

An account of the early history of Carlisle and hard times of handloom weavers.

The Wool Clip
A group of 12 women based in Caldbeck, Cumbria give workshops in weaving, spinning, knitting and other fibre arts.

Farfield Mill Arts & Heritage Centre
The Farfield Mill centre in Sedbergh, Cumbria has an arts & crafts gallery and a weaving room with original Dobcross looms.

Lakeland Sheep & Wool Centre
19 breeds of sheep, a sheep shearer and highly trained sheep dogs, in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

Industries of Cumbria – Linen
Both flax and hemp were grown in Lancashire and West Cumbria.

Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Stott Park produced the wooden bobbins for the spinning and weaving mills.

Victorian Biz Game
A game on the BBC website makes you the advisor to a businessman in Kendal who wants to start up a cotton mill.

Cultural Travel

Bed & Breakfasts
Bed & Breakfasts for the traveller who is interested in weaving, spinning, knitting and textile related activities

Europe
Visit Europe for a cultural holiday.

Ireland
Tours, weavers and craft shops to visit in Ireland.

Scandinavia
Traveling to Scandinavia? Here are some suggestions for museums, tours, shops and other places to visit.

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Yarn Mills US: millsus

CA – Yolo Wool Products
Yolo Wool Products have the capability of carding and spinning both worsted and woolen yarns. They can also do sliver, batts for quilting, roving, and French combed top.

NH – Harrisville Designs
Harrisville Designs offers a custom spinning service for the wool grower. Minimum orders are 200 lbs. washed fleece, or 400 lbs. in the grease.

MA – St. Peter Woolen Mill
St. Peter Woolen Mill produces wool batts for bedding, but can also do custom carding for weaving and spinning.

MI – Zeilinger Wool Co.
Zeilinger Wool Co. can process wool, angora, mohair, llama, alpaca and other fibre.

MO – Ozark Carding Mill
The Ozark Carding Mill is a cottage industry specializing in custom processing of wool, angora, mohair, silk, llama, alpaca and other exotic spinning fibres.

PA – Folklore Fibers
Folklore Fibers raise angora rabbits and also provide a fiber processing service.

NY – A+ Alpaca Fiber Mill
Alpaca Fiber Mill specializes in custom processing of your alpaca.

OH – Ohio Valley Natural Fibers
Fibre procesing, custom spinning, wool batts, spinning and weaving supplies.

VA – Crescent Moon Fiber Mill
Washing, picking, carding and spinning of wool and exotic blends.

More Yarn Mills:

Mills – Canada
Mills and fibre processing services in Canada.

Mills – U.K.
Yarn and weaving mills, cleaning, carding and fibre processing services in U.K.

Mills – U.S.
Mills, cleaning, carding and fibre processing services in U.S.

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Charkha book style spinning wheel Vintage, Nice Condition!

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Ashford traveler spinning wheel single drive

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ANTIQUE UNIQUE WORKING SPINNING WHEEL SIGNED

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Yarn Mills: millscanada

BC – Celtic Moon Fibreworks
Located in Maple Ridge, BC, Celtic Moon offers custom carding of fleeces and exotic fibres.

BC – Gulf Islands Spinning Mill
Gulf Islands Spinning Mill is a cottage industry co-operative that can offer custom processing of small batches of fibre: wool, alpaca, llama, mohair and blends.

MB – Rovings
Rovings offers washing, dyeing, picking/blending, carding, spinning and felting for your special fleece.

NB – Briggs and Little Woolen Mills
Briggs and Little is Canada’s oldest woolen mill. The site offers a virtual tour of the mill, and a shop filled with their yarns and other goodies.

NS – Wile Carding Mill
The Wile Carding Mill in Bridgewater, NS is now a museum but was once a water-powered carding mill that would process wool for neighbouring counties.

PEI – MacAusland’s Woollen Mills Ltd.
MacAusland’s in PEI, has their own line of wool yarns and will also do custom spinning and weaving.

More Yarn Mills:

Mills – Canada
Mills and fibre processing services in Canada.

Mills – U.K.
Yarn and weaving mills, cleaning, carding and fibre processing services in U.K.

Mills – U.S.
Mills, cleaning, carding and fibre processing services in U.S.

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Charkha book style spinning wheel Vintage, Nice Condition!

$130.00
End Date: Friday Dec-20-2019 22:12:35 PST
Buy It Now for only: $130.00
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Ashford traveler spinning wheel single drive

$227.50 (6 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 17:00:01 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE UNIQUE WORKING SPINNING WHEEL SIGNED

$149.99
End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 16:44:57 PST
Buy It Now for only: $149.99
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Yarn Mills UK: millsuk

Cambrian Woollen Mill
Experience 700 years of weaving history in the wonderful world of Welsh wool.

Coldharbour Woollen Mill
Visit this working museum to see the process of combing, carding and spinning.

Cotswold Woollen Weavers
An 18th century mills with the smell of wool oil and the clack of shuttles.

Crombie Woollen Mill

Islay Woollen Mill
The Hollywood film industry has discovered this mill. Their products were used in films such as Braveheart, and Forrest Gump.

Trefriw Woollen Mills
Traditional weaving from Wales, specializing in Welsh tapestry or plain doubleweave.

Yarn Mills

Mills – Canada
Mills and fibre processing services in Canada.
Mills – U.K.
Yarn and weaving mills, cleaning, carding and fibre processing services in U.K.

Mills – U.S.
Mills, cleaning, carding and fibre processing services in U.S.

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Charkha book style spinning wheel Vintage, Nice Condition!

$130.00
End Date: Friday Dec-20-2019 22:12:35 PST
Buy It Now for only: $130.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Ashford traveler spinning wheel single drive

$227.50 (6 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 17:00:01 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE UNIQUE WORKING SPINNING WHEEL SIGNED

$149.99
End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 16:44:57 PST
Buy It Now for only: $149.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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Creative Traveller: aa052600

Kathy Brassill, owner of Handcrafted Holidays, has compiled an excellent resource book for those like to combine their passion for fibre with their vacation. This edition focuses on travel in Great Britain and Ireland. Kathy has travelled extensively throughout the region and gives in-depth info on what you will find on your holiday.
This 48 page book is compact and well organized. Each place that you can visit lists the address, contact name, telephone number, email and website info and a brief description of what you will find there.

Because we can’t all jump on the next plane and go, (though reading through this guide, I’m ready to pack my bags) here is a brief web tour of some of the sites.

As you can see, fibre is alive and well in the U.K. To find out more about this book and all the other places you can visit, you can contact Kathy Brassill at:
Handcrafted Holidays
or by email to:
handcraftedholidays at yahoo.com.

Weavers Guilds

England

Ireland

Mills, Museums and Places to Visit

England

Bronte Weaving Shed

The Bronte Weaving Shed is home of the famous Bronte tweed. Victorian handlooms are in full working order.

Scotland

Wales

Museum of Welsh Life St. Fagan’s
This 100 acre park provides the visitor with a walking tour of Welsh life over the last 500 years.

N. Ireland

Fergusons Irish Linen
A virtual tour of the making of Irish linen on jaquard looms.

Fairs and Events

Ireland

Foxford Woollen Mills Annual Craft Fair
Craft producers from all over the west of Ireland hold an annual show.

Shops

England

Bobbins Woolcrafts & Antiques
Lots of yarns to choose from, 5-ply gansey, Colinette, Rowans.

Wales

Colinette Yarns
This is where all those yummy-coloured yarns are created.

Scotland

Orkney Angora
Angora knitwear produced by a small, family-run business situated in the Orkney Islands. Enjoy the scenic video clip of the Orkneys, then type in “angora” in the search box.

Ireland

Blarney Woollen Mills
Browse through the history of the Blarney Woollen Mill or shop in their on-line store.

Workshops and Courses

England

Scotland

Arran Textiles
Arran Textiles holds spinning, dyeing and weaving workshops to introduce textile crafts to the community.

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