Spinning and dyeing wool; the home weaving and knitting industries.
There is information about spinning, and the different natural colours of wool and their names. The contributors talk about the home tweed-weaving industry, which continued until after the First World War, describe the processes involved, and give examples of the prices paid.
They talk about the home knitting industry; under the truck system, higher prices were paid if taken in groceries rather than cash. Before the fashion for Fair Isle, spencers and open-work [lace] shawls were the main items produced. Lichens and flowers were used to make dyes for Fair Isle knitting. Jerseys were knitted in the round on four needles. Cable knitting was also done.