Danny King, a textile technician at Keighley-based specialist commission weaver Pennine Weavers, was the first recipient of the fund to undertake a two-week residential course focused on the Dornier rapier weaving machine in Germany in 2019.
“The training made me much more confident in being able to fix specific areas of the weaving loom and I feel my knowledge of the looms has improved a lot,” said King. “I feel like now I can do a lot more, alone, to get the weaving machine to run efficiently producing quality cloth.
Pennine Weavers managing director Gary Eastwood said: “Danny returned from the training with a much wider knowledge of our loom. His technical skill base has increased and he is much more confident in taking on difficult, very technical problems on the loom.” To read on click here