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tessie31082
23-09-08, 18:26
RG10; Piece: 4465; Folio: 42 for Thomas and Margaret Hatch

Merry Monty Montgomery
23-09-08, 18:29
It's worsted weaver :)

Merry Monty Montgomery
23-09-08, 18:29
worsted =

A tightly twisted woollen yarn spun from long-staple wool

A woollen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap; woven of worsted*yarns "he wore a worsted suit"

maudarby
23-09-08, 18:31
Looks like worsted weaver
Moggie

tessie31082
23-09-08, 18:31
thank you. did you have to be skilled?

Merry Monty Montgomery
23-09-08, 18:48
Well, you had to be trained. There were plenty of unskilled jobs in the weaving industry, but they were mostly done by teens and older children, or people not capable of more difficult jobs.