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October Meeting 2017

21 October 2017 @ 10:00 - 16:00

A History of Witney Blankets talk

with Keith Crawford

A talk on the processes, the history and the people of this famous local industry.

Keith Crawford is a descendant of the Early blanket-making family, and worked for the company from 1976 to 1990.  He was also more recently involved in Witney’s historic Blanket Hall becoming a blanket heritage centre open to the public. In his talk, Keith will cover all the basic processes for fleece, spinning, weaving during the times from cottage to industrialised blanket making, as well as the history of Witney blankets and the Early family.

Plus Stash Sale.


21 October 2017
10:00 - 16:00
Event Category:


The Oxford Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers


Stanton St John Village hall
Middle Road, Stanton St John OX33 1HD United Kingdom + Google Map