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Keen to strike a balance between modern machinery and traditional hand-made skills, Border Weave shows the production of Scottish wool, in stunning Technicolor.
Scotland's woollen industry
'From all over the world comes wool for Border looms. The theme of this film of the Scottish woollen industry is the weaving of Border cloth. From the preliminary grading and scouring of the wool, the blending of dyes, and the spinning of yarn, each process is described in detail.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-43)
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