Vanners Silk mill visit – Warp & Weft preparation
The lady in charge of weft preparation attempted to teach us a special weavers’ knot. We gave up at step 3 of about 20.
Vanners Silk mill visit – Jacquard looms at work.
With the largest variety of warp colours in the trade, Vanners can use this to weave sample designs (pictured) in a multitude of colours, or add richness and intensity to plain colours.
Vanners Silk mill visit – Design & Quality Control
Vanners’ designers working on fine-tuning a paisley pattern. Each piece of fabric is inspected for defects before leaving the mill, and the lady pictured hand writes each note with the order reference and customer name. Great to finally put a face to that familiar handwriting!
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