The Last Handloom Weaver

(1981)

Woven by Cartwright & Sheldon (known as Seandess)

Reference Number:-  
ocs24  
 

picture of man woking at a hand loom, with title words printed below
 
Words:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
image of
man working at a hand loom
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macclesfield Silk Weaving
 
 
 
WOVEN IN PURE SILK
 
SEANDESS : MACCLESFIELD
 
Size:
Of Card mount: 24.8cm deep by 18.3cm wide
Of Silk picture: 14.0cm deep by 8.3cm wide
Comments:
Lewis Cowen informs us that this was the last silk produced by Cartwright & Sheldon, and coincided with the closure of the Paradise Mill, their home of many years.
The silk depicts Jim (Ticker) Clark who had continued to weave on the Jacquard hand loom until Seandess ceased production. Jim was hence known as " The Last Handloom Weaver " and is commemorated as such in this picture, although that title is not actually used on the picture.
The title itself is printed on the card mount, together with confirmation this was woven in silk by SEANDESS, instead of the earlier name of CARTWRIGHT & SHELDON Ltd. 
 

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