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Restoration and Rebirth


100 year old Loom - now working again......

100 year old Loom - now working again......

A variety of quality woven products........

A variety of quality woven products........

Artist/Owners Fiona Norton and Glennis Andrews (collar)  are proud to present their recent collaboration with Laura Tuffley, now Artist in Residence at their Gallery, who has for some months been renovating the Gallery's 100 year old Loom.

Laura has now created a collection of contemporary woven products on this Loom, and all items are for Sale.  Accompanying the Exhibition of her new work, is a small display of the how the Loom was put to work in the early 1900's in Switzerland and entered the popular Straw `industry of its time.   Since then it has travelled to the Isle of Man, and arrived in Manchester 20 years ago.  It has had its own beauty as a museum piece, but now it is once again a working loom.  A re-birth !

The Exhibition will interest those with an interest in the history of mills and looms, but in particular those who enjoy quality woven products - scarves, cushions, and will hangings and much more.   Everyone is welcome to enjoy.