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A weaver's cottage

A site for genealogy research of Bancroft family history from Yorkshire

The Works of William Hogarth | Industry and Idleness: plate 1 | weaver's workshop: the industrious apprentice represents the work ethic of 18th century Protestant England | originally published 1747 | James Heath restored the original plates for this 1822 edition, published by Baldwin & Cradock

Industry and Idleness: weaving apprentices at their looms. shows swift, shuttles and spinning wheel.

Photographer enters decaying West Yorkshire mills which helped make the county the wool capital of the world

Weaving together the story of our industrial past: Inside the derelict mills which helped to make Britain the world's wool capital

Photographer enters decaying West Yorkshire mills which helped make county wool capital of the world

England's first silk-weaving operations were established in the middle of the fifteenth century, and a small industry in ribbons, fringes, and other decorative items was moderately successful. However, it wasn't for another century that the industry would truly be born.

Outlines the history of silk weaving in Britain including the economic, historical and technological changes that impacted the industry.

Part of wool scouring machine. The metal forks pull the wool ...

Part of wool scouring machine. The metal forks pull the wool through the hot alkaline solution.

The loom of a professional weaver Nagyvázsony, Veszprém County, Hungary

Processing Hemp and Flax for Fabric & Textiles

So much to see in the museum at Cotswold Woollen Weavers

Visit Cotswold Woollen Weavers in Filkins

Engraving of a weaver's workshop, 1558

What A 16th Century Guild Teaches Us About Competition

Guilds- A medieval association of craftsman or merchants often having considerable power

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