1775 Tartan - Tying in the Warp Treads

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Kirstin Gault

Today in our Modern Workshop...

The 1775 Tartan rugs are being tied into the loom. 

First woven in 1775, this tartan is believed to be an 'apprentice piece'. The pattern is complex and would have shown the skills of the young hand weaver.

The photos below show the new threads being tied to the previous warp. Once tied in, the 1775 Tartan will be woven.