Charles Irvin’s Weaver’s Shop


Dates From: 1850
Original Location: Kettleby, Ontario

Charles Irvin’s Weaver’s Shop is located in the back portion of the Kettleby Temperance Hall, the same building that houses the village printer.

interior of Charles Irvin Weaver's Shop at Black Creek Pioneer Village

The shop was equipped with a (then) state-of-the-art flying shuttle loom and a large warping mill. With these tools, the weaver could produce a wide range of textiles for household use.

a loom at the Charles Irvin Weaver Shop at Black Creek Pioneer Village

During the early 1860’s there were more than 600 weavers located in small communities across Ontario.

Charles Irvin weavers shop at Black Creek Pioneer Village