Machinery in action

1910 Axminster Jacquard Carpet Loom and 1940s Komet Sock Knitter

One of the most popular parts of a visit to the Museum is seeing the grand centrepiece in action - the 1910 Axminster Jacquard Carpet Loom.

Regular demonstrations are provided by skilled carpet weavers who produce the Museum’s own Manor House Rug, available for purchase through the Museum Shop.

Located in Gallery Two, the 1940s Komet Sock Knitter can make a pair of socks before your eyes, with a range of socks made in the Museum also available for purchase in the Shop.

Image: Komet Sock Knitter, National Wool Museum Collection

Page last updated: Wednesday, 14 April 2021