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Domestic Woollen Industry and Weaving in the Colne Valley
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A Weftie Made from Leftover Yarn from Weaving

This weftie is made from leftover woollen yarn and is a replica of those made when weaving was a cottage industry. Wefties were often used as cricket balls as the workers would have been too poor to buy real cricket balls.

 

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