BORDER WEAVE

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Places:

  • Borders
  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: BORDER WEAVE

Reference number: 0482

Date: 1942

Director: d. John Lewis Curthoys

Sponsor: [ British Council]

Production company: Turner Film Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.08 mins

Description: How tweed is produced in the Scottish Borders showing the different stages involved, from the dying of the wool, spinning and weaving, to the finished product.

Filmed in St Mary's Mill, Selkirk.

35mm preservation material and prints held in NFTVA.

Credits: ph. Jack Cardiff (in Technicolor)
ed. Reginald Beck
sd. rec. Harold King
m. William Alwyn
comm. s. Joseph Macleod
p. George E Turner

Shotlist: REEL I

Credits (.35); Border sheep and scenery. Woman embroidering a map. Shots of a Border town. General views of scenery and sheep (3.02); Wool is sorted, chopped and fed into a scouring machine (3.54); The designer chooses a colour from some sample dyes and the dyer makes up the necessary dyes. The wool is then dyed and wools of different colours are blended and mixed. Carding produces yarn (6.48)

REEL II

No credits. The yarn is placed on the drums of the spinning mule. Spinning machine in operation (2.26); The wrap is placed on the weaving beam and drawn onto machine. Shuttles are prepared and the machine loaded. Weaving machine in operation (5.35); The cloth is examined and finished. Leaving mill in lorry. General views of scenery (6.15); Shots of Princes Street in Edinburgh. A pipe band (7.08); Shots of the lorry again. Woman embroidering. General views of Border scenery (8.11); ecs (8.20)