Spinning and Weaving. 28-10-37Long ago in Ireland the people made their own flannel. This is how they mad it. First of all the wood was taken off the sheep. Then it was washed and dried, and afterwards sent to the mill to be made into rolls. When it was brought home it was spun into thread with a spinning wheel. Before it was sent to the weaver it was warped on a wall and made into hanks. Then it was taken to the weaver to be woven into flannel. Then you could send it to the dyer to be dyed in any colour you wished.Written by:- Mary Healy,
Newcastle West.Told by :- Mr. Hurley,
Aged 96 yrs.