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Beamed off!

Virtual resources to stay connected and keep you delighted at home

Beaming off is when we transfer the warp threads from the big warping wheel to the warp beam, which goes into the back of the loom.

This page features a range of different ways to access the Mill from your own home, including ideas for teachers, tips for crafters and family friendly fun. Have a browse through, and let us know if there is anything else you would like to see!

Weaving Videos

Watch a selection of videos created by our weaving team to help you get started on your weaving journey!

Get recycling your cardboard by making this simple loom:

Ever wondered how to make a warp… look no further:

Part 2 of planning a warp, time to get designing, pencils out!:

Make some colourful pom pom flowers in a yarn wrapped vase:

Some top tips for getting started with a frame loom:

Decorate your walls in style with this wall hanging tutorial:

Objects in Focus

Explore some of our fascinating objects and machines in greater detail with our Objects in Focus video series.

Family Activities

We love our family make & take sessions and children’s workshops; here are a few activities that we have adapted for home.

Silk Production Videos

Usually these videos are available to watch within the Mill to help explain the silk weaving process. Start with winding, the process of preparing the silk warp threads on the top floor. The second video shows the warping process, getting the silk warp ready to take downstairs to the loom. The last video shows a loom being prepared for use and finally in action.

John Pilkington Whitchurch to China ‘the Hard Way’ Heritage Open Day 2020

Virtual Gallery – work in progress!

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