Dublin Woolen Mill – No. 6
Kilmanham Mill is a 150 year old, water-powered woollen mill on the River Camac in Dublin. Here we see textile designer Noirin Pye and her brother John O’Louglin Kennedy, owners of The Weaver’s Shed, preparing wool, dying the fleece, spinning it into yarn, and weaving it on hand looms into a range of fine tweeds in many beautiful colours. The finished fabric is then washed and finished. The mill boasts some extraordinary archaic machinery; it still has a ‘Mule’ for spinning the yarn invented by Crompton in 1779. Made in 1981.
Commentary- Ray Mc Anally; Music- Jolyon Jackson; Running time – 26 minutes