Handwoven linen table runner

165cm x 30cm each approx. ‘’In 1982 Alison Morton was introduced to flax processing and linen weaving and so began to grow and research flax. Since then she has been using fibre grown in Belgium and processed in Northern Ireland. She has woven on the same two looms throughout her career: a George Wood 16-shaft dobby and a Lervad 8-shaft countermarch Danish loom, dating from the early1930s. The Lervad originally belonged to Ethel Mairet and was acquired by Alison Morton, through Marianne Straub, in the mid-1960s. It was used by Morton for rugs and the dobby is now in regular use for the batch production of table linens and towels.’’ (Vads.ac.uk)