Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Tartan Weaving Mill and Exhibition

I visited the Tartan weaving mill to as part of my research for the Aberdeen Weavers Competition.

The Tartan Weaving Mill occupies the building which used to be the Castle Hill reservoir, The main water supply for the occupants of the Royal Mile.


The mill is surprisingly large inside with five storeys to explore. Now run by Geoffrey Tailor Kiltmaker, the mill exhibition shows the whole process involved in tartan production from shearing sheep, to making a kilt.

There are working looms and the atmosphere of a busy factory which was extremely  interesting to see in comparison to the smaller (but just as mighty) machines we use at Gray's School of Art. 

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