HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TEMPLETON CARPETS

A psychedelic look at the Templeton carpet factory and carpet designs in the early 1970s. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Media, communication and the creative industries

Genres:

  • Promotional

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TEMPLETON CARPETS

Reference number: 2384

Date: 1973

Sponsor: Templeton's Carpets

Production company: Martin Benson Films, St. Albans

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 25.34 mins

Description: A tour inside the Templeton carpet factory in Glasgow showing all aspects of the production processes.

See also ref. 5900

Shotlist: No opening credits. Couple dressed in Pierrot style costume enact a domestic couple buying furnishings, speak of "you get only what you pay for" (1.43); Couple in carpet showroom (3.21); [Title - in four languages] (3.43); Inside the Templeton carpet factory. The couple view all aspects of the production processes from raw materials through dyeing, lab testing and weaving. Different types of carpet are described, each suitable for a particular area in a house (12.14); gvs production of Tufted carpet (14.30);gvs production Wilton carpet; shot punched cards that control pattern weaving (19.00); gvs production Axminster (22.00); Design department and examples of the styles in different ranges of finished carpets (24.42); The showroom (25.00); End captions (25.34)