The Hattie Tea Towel is the latest passion project from the Mungo Mill. Woven on our 19th Century Hattersley Loom. Until the ‘Hattie’ was created we estimate the last time this loom was used was the early 1900’s. We spent years and months of finding the correct shuttles, nuts and bolts until we got his little beauty running. She is a little temperamental, but wouldnt you be if you were woken from a 100 year sleep. A little rusty to start, but once she gets going she has the stamina of a work horse. The gentle clip clop of the shuttle moving back and forth takes your imagination back to her heyday of cobbled streets of Northern England.
The Hattersley Looms were first built in 1784 by George Hattersley in Yorkshire, England. In 1834 his son joined the business and developed a power loom. This caused quite a stir amonsgt the hand loom weavers of the time. Known as ‘Luddites’ who feared for their livelihood. A few of the first power looms were protested against and destroyed by the Luddites. In the end technology won over and the Hattersley looms were revolutionary in the textile industry making it faster and more efficient.
The Hattie Tea Towel is available online and we ship worldwide.