Commission weavers: This page is being updated 2018. If you wish to be added contact: info@theweaveshed.org

All Companies are currently used by or have been recommended to us, but we cannot personally guarantee quality of product or of service. As further details of provision come in they will be updated.

Company name and contact details

Loom and yarn types

Information

Araminta Campbell Ltd
29 Ocean Drive
Edinburgh
EH6 6JL

email: hello@aramintacampbell.co.uk

Tel: 0131 555 7395

www.aramintacampbell.co.uk

Bespoke Tweed and Tartan design and production:

Loom: They work with carefully selected mills around Scotland, which gives the ability to produce cloth/products in many different weights and quantities

Yarn: Wide range of options including Shetland wool, Cheviot, Geelong and cashmere.

Working closely with each client, Araminta creates a series of unique tweed or tartan designs, and manages the sourcing and production of their chosen design  in Scotland.

Each design is highly personalised and can incorporate inspiration from an event, landscape of piece of family history.   

 

The Aviary Studio
Essex, UK

Email: sarah@the-aviary-studio.com

www.the-aviary-studio.com

Tel:07814434566


 

Loom: Computerised/hand operated 24 shaft Toika Loom.

Yarns: Silk, wool, cotton, denim, mohair, linen, and many other mixes and novelty yarns.

Weaving width 80cm (70-75cm with shrinkage, depending on the stretch of the weft yarns)

Minimum warp length 2 meters.

Maximum warp length per piece 8 meters (for example 40 meters would come in five 8 meter pieces), total quantity dependant on clients own time line and budget.

Fabric and Colour Consultancy, and Custom Hand Woven Lengths
The Aviary Studio offer design and technical expertise to brands, to help realise the possibilities around their initial ideas, from developing a colour palette, to swatching and refining fabric ideas on loom, to production of small quantities of hand-woven fabric for fashion, interiors or for other special projects.
The Bristol Weaving Mill Ltd
1A Barton Road
St Philips
Bristol
BS2 0LFTel: 01173293450
Email: info@bristolweavingmill.co.uk

www.bristolweavingmill.co.uk/

 Design and development of production fabric and woven product. Jacquard and dobby, wool, tweeds, fancy tweeds, unusual fancy yarns, cotton, silk, linen, hemp, alpaca, locally sourced yarn.

Product includes scarfs, shawls, blankets. Fashion and interiors.

Hand-woven production also available for special projects and couture.

Design and production solutions for textile waste.

MOQ 10m, lead-time 4-6 weeks for sampling, 6-8 weeks for production.

Bonnie Kirkwood
Thames Side Studios
Trinity Wharf
Studio TW28
Harrington Way
Woolwich
London
SE18 5NR
UK
Tel: 07813 666 907bonnie@bonniekirkwood.com

 

Hand operated Dobby Loom 32 Shaft, double beam, 140cm wide
Hand operated Dobby Loom 24 shafts, double beam, 50 cm wide
4 epcm up to 56 epcm
Min length 2 metres, Max length 30m
Any Fibre, including Fancy yarns
Design, development and consultation studio, providing sampling to commission short run production lengths, for fashion, interior and innovation industries.
Dash & Miller

1A Barton Road
St Philips
Bristol
BS2 0LF

Tel: 02030020553
Email: info@dashandmiller.com

www.dashandmiller.com

 

Woven textiles design and consultancy, on CAD and hand-loom samples. Jacquard and dobby. All yarn types, all applications.

Custom jacquard development and production, PAP womenswear collection.

MOQ 10m, lead-time 2-4 weeks for sampling, 4-6 weeks for production.

Fiona J Sperryn

Cornwall, UK

Tel: +44 (0)7800 773054

fiona.sperryn@network.rca.ac.uk

www.fionajsperryn.co.uk

 

TC2 hand weave digital jacquard loom.

Weaving width 110cms (repeat possible but not necessary) and can use structure to increase width eg. last project 140cms wide rug.

Loom’s modular system equates to 24epc at 110cm wide, 36epc at 74cm wide or 72epc at 36cm wide.

No minimum length. 

Most warp and weft yarns considered.

Experienced in hand weave and jacquard design and development, including sampling for fashion and interiors industries and translation of artwork.  Short lead-times and personal service for sampling and production.
Helen Foot Design

2 Cockgate School

Bircher

Leominster,
Herefordshire

HR6 0BL

studio@helenfoot.co.uk

01568 782229 or 07903103291

www.helenfoot.co.uk

Loom & Yarn type: 24 shaft AVL loom, loom width 48 inches.  Can work with any yarn type Suitable for short runs of bespoke cloth.  Minimum weaving length 3m.  Warps up to 15 m length. Have woven up to 160epi and for clients working in fashion, interiors, product design and fine art.
Jacqueline James Hand Woven Rugs

4 Rosslyn Street
York
YO30 6LG
info@handwovenrugs.co.uk

www.handwovenrugs.co.uk

44 + (0)7980 190194

 

Individually designed hand woven rugs and wall hangings for bespoke commissions.
John Spencer (Textiles) Ltd
Ashfield Mill
Active Way
Burnley
BB11 1BS
United Kingdom+44 (0)1282 423111david.collinge@johnspencer.comwww.johnspencer.com
Jacquard Looms

Setup 1: 5384 ends
Reed width 61.4”  (for larger orders they can adapt this up to approx. 73”)

Two-over repeat

Setup 2: 2688 ends
Reed width 73.5”

Single end control (one repeat across width)

Setup 3: 2688 ends
Reed width 61.4”

Single end control

 

 

 

 

They can weave up to 8 colours in weft although 4 is more standard.

They don’t have many standard warps although Setup 1 with Ne 36/2 combed undyed cotton and Setup 3 with Ne 40/2 combed cotton are in most of the time.

All machines are set up to handle a wide range of counts from resultant Ne 1  to Ne 60.

They are happy working with most yarn types and blends, and are trying to keep minimums to 100 metres.

Line Nilsen

Primary,
Studio C1
33 Seely Rd
Nottingham
NG7 1NU

 

Loom: George Wood 16 shaft Dobby Loom
Reeds: 13/14/18/30/39 d.p.i (can work with any e.p.i)
Warp: Mercerised cotton 2/16’s – 2/60’s, silk and wool of similar counts (any other warp enquiries welcome)
Weft: Any
Width: Max 90cm
Line is able to weave any design created by or in development with customer and  would also be able to create new bespoke designs for customers requirements.

Max number of wefts 10. Minimum order 2m, max

length 10m and cut lengths preferable.
Make Works
www.make.works/scotland/
This website links you to manufacturers in Scotland & Birmingham for a range of businesses including weaving mills and spinners

Objects of Matter

Textile Design Studio Via Francesco Soave 24 20135, Milan, Italy

Contact: Ailara Berdyyeva
Tel: +393491000161
Email: mail@objectsofmatter.com

Website: www.objectsofmatter.com

Hand weaving:

Hand operated dobby looms 40 shafts
Max width – 140 cm
Min order – 10 meters

All types of yarns. The studio works extensively with the top quality yarns as well as metals & precious metals

Manufactured production:
The studio also works closely with the finest Italian producers for manufactured alternatives.
Min order – 100 meters

Objects of Matter studio works closely with their clients in order to deliver highly personalised and unique designs. The studio works with traditional as well as experimental yarns, and boasts a strong design aesthetic.

The studio offers:
– seasonal textile collections

  • developing new and exclusive textile designs in collaboration with clients
  •  Hand-woven production
  • Industrial production made using their design, realised in partnership with the highly esteemed Italian mills
Angie Parker Textiles
www.angieparkertextiles.com/
Rugs
The UK Fashion and Textile Association
www.ukft.org
This organisation has a good list of weaving mills in the UK with the types of looms. Go to the ‘Lets make it here’ section for information.
Rare Thread

Studio B212
Lighthouse Studios
75 Shacklewell Lane
London. E82EB

Directors/Designers

Kirsty@rarethread.co.uk

Laura@rarethread.co.uk

Kirsty McDougall:
+44 (0)7903953240

Laura Miles:
+44 (0)7930534721

www.rarethread.co.uk

 

 

London based design studio founded by Laura Miles and Kirsty McDougall. With over 35 years combined experience in international industry, Rare Thread specialise in creative and innovative woven design, research, consultancy and manufacture for all sectors. Loom Types

Dobby weaving on ARM and Toika looms up to 1m 20cm wide.

24shafts and double beam available. 4-200 epi

Jacquard weaving/ sampling at mills in UK and Europe

Any fibre woven.

No minimum meterage

Taylor & Lodge
Rashcliffe Mills
Huddersfield
HD1 3PETel: +44 (0) 1484 423231
Fax: +44 (0) 1484 435313
headoffice@taylorandlodge.com
www.taylorandlodge.com
Vanners
Gregory Mills
Weavers Lane
Sudbury
Suffolk
C010 1BB
Contacts:

www.vanners.com

Jacquard and shaft
Link to loom/qualities details
Also do cufflinks and leather
Very English Weaving Company
Uppermills,
Slaithwaite,
Huddersfield,
West Yorkshire,
HD7 5HATel: +44 (0) 1484 844407www.englishweavers.co.uk/
email: hello@englishweavers.co.uk
Design & Weaving services
Weftfaced Workshop
Contact: Caron Penney
Tel: +44 (0)1243 814878
M: +44(0)7970 744956
High warp looms, high quality worsted wool, cotton, linen and silk Tapestries woven to commission, tapestries for sale.
West Dean College
West Dean Tapestry Studio,
West Dean College,
Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0QZTel: 01243 818 233
www.westdean.org.uk
Tapestries woven to commission
Woven In The Bone
26 Commercial Road
Buckie AB56 1HR
(by appointment only)Sam Goates
Email: info@woveninthebone.com
Website:www.woveninthebone.com
Mob:  07748 014970
Instagram @woveninthebone
3 x Hattersley Domestic semi-automatic foot treadle looms.
4 shaftsSingle width of 75-78cm finished

Wide range of wool yarns used: British wool, shetland, donegal, merino, cashmere, etc

Design, development and transparent production of a range of artisan woven cloth, wraps and scarves.

30 years experience of textile design and production working in wool.

Standard roll size is 35m but 6 metre minimum available in standard cloth qualities.

Bespoke design service includes CAD and handloom sample options. 

 

 

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