• Short Summary

    Cottage industry - group of women and young girls dye, spin and weave.

  • Description

    Filmed at Eastcote, Middlesex. "We came across them at the Sign of the Shuttle - busy washing the wool - " M/S of a large sign outside a house which reads "The Shuttle" and has a picture of a loom shuttle painted upon it.

    M/S of two young girls (from Collins ? family) standing in a bath in shorts and shirts. A fleece is put into the bath with a bucketful of water and the girls begin stamping on the wool. "Here they dye to live - " M/S of the two girls helping their mother to dye wool. "It's a good job Eve's hair doesn't require the same kind of combing as this wool. M/S of group of young girls carding wool. An older woman helps the girls to separate the strands of wool.

    "Like a page from the past - " L/S of girls sitting in the open air at spinning wheels. They spin the wool. C/Us of woman working at a spinning wheel. L/S of girls working a large wool winder. "And hour after hour the lady of the loom weaves her way." Interior - young girl works at spinning wheel whilst an older woman weaves at a loom. C/U of fabric taking shape on the loom - shuttle being passed backwards and forwards. Exterior, young girl comes out of the house wearing a dress presumably made on the premises. She waves to the camera - very cute.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 604.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:24:00 / 01:56:56:00
    EP 252

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