Border Weave - Scotland's Woollen Industry

'From all over the world comes wool for Border looms. The theme of this film of the Scottish woollen industry is the weaving of Border cloth. From the preliminary grading and scouring of the wool, the blending of dyes, and the spinning of yarn, each process is described in detail.' [1]

Date: 1941
Duration: 14:35

In Technicolor
Director: John Lewis Curthoys
Production Company: Turner Films
Producer: -
Cinematographer: Jack Cardiff
Composer: William Alwyn
Narration: Joseph Macleod
Editor: Reginald Beck
Sound Recording: Harold King

Length: 35mm: 1469ft. 16mm: 588ft.


One of the establishing shots is set in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Mr Primrose retires to this village after leaving the British Council Film Department in 1946.

Border Weave
Certificate: U
Distributors: M.G.M.
Producers: Turner
1,357ft / 15mins
The manufacture of tweed cloth in Scotland. Produced for the British Council.[2]

Monochrome Still from 'Border Weave' - Taken from 'Films of Britain 1946'

Monochrome Still from 'Border Weave' - Taken from 'Films of Britain 1947-50'

  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-3
  2. ^ Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI
    Index to Vol.9 / No.s 97-108 / 1941-42
    New Short Films Issued Between October 21 and November 20 [1942], 148 Border Weave