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Factory Tours USA

4 Tours in Fabric Mills

Crossnore Weavers
Crossnore, NC

Crossnore Weavers is a production weaving shop that allows self-guided tours. In the two hours we were there, the team of weavers explained many of the steps involved in the weaving process from loading bobbins to the finishing of woven fabrics all while weaving fabric from placemats to an ancient Scottish tartan pattern.

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Family Heir-Loom Weavers
Red Lion, PA

Our four reproduced coverlets are woven in two halves and hand seamed together just as they were in 1800's.. We offer full, queen, and king sizes and most are available in your choice of the ever popular bird and bush, eagle, house, or railroad patterns. Our coverlets are direct copies of local weavers from long ago. Two unique features of these Jacquard coverlets is the ability to personalize the corner block with a customer's name, anniversary date, birth date, etc...and the ability to use either side.

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Pendleton Woolen Mills
Pendleton OR, OR

In 1863, traveling down the Atlantic seaboard, crossing the Isthmus of Panama on a burro, and sailing up the Pacific coast was a grueling four-month passage. Yet for Thomas Kay, a young English weaver, it was a dream come true. An old hand at sea voyages, he had already crossed the Atlantic years earlier to work at east coast textile mills. With skills honed, he was now headed to an area with ideal conditions for growing sheep and producing wool. A place with moderate weather and plentiful water - America's newest state, Oregon.

Kay helped organize Oregon's second woolen ...
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Washougal Mill
Washougal, WA

Visitors to the Washougal Mill store are invited to take a free tour of the mill. Here you can see the process firsthand from our state-of-the-art dye house, through spinning and weaving, to the finishing of our distinctive Indian blankets. When your finished you can visit our Mill Store pictured to the left where you can select from Pendleton's array of menswear, womanswear, blankets and fabrics. For more information phone 1-800-568-2480.

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