The manufacturing process at the Elvet Woollen Mill uses only traditional weaving methods and machinery. Why not discover a little more about the processes behind our Products?
Step 1 – The Creel
The Cones of Yarn are arranged on the Creel in accordance with the pattern of the cloth. . .
Step 2 – The Warping Mill
The Yarn Threads are wound in sections onto the Warping Mill to form the Warp. . .
Step 3 – Beaming Off
The Warp is now transferred from the Warping Mill onto the Beam, which fits into the back of the loom…
Step 4 – Tying In
The new Warp Threads then need to be tied onto the existing threads in the Loom. . .
Step 5 – The Cops
Yarn is wound onto Cops which are then put into a Shuttle to make the Weft. . .
Step 6 – The Shuttle
The Shuttle carrying the Weft passes through the Shed in the Warp. . .
Step 7 – Weaving
Now that the Loom is prepared, the actual Weaving process commences. . .
Step 8 – Fringing
In order to allow for Fringes, a section of the warp is left unwoven at the end of each run.