One of the last surviving U.S. textile mills; Our small family owned and operated business makes good use of old, outdated power looms, though the setups are still painstakingly done by hand. Can you imagine threading over a thousand heddles (needles) in one day?
We reproduce original designs from the 18th and 19th centuries and adapt them for 21st century use. Since 1983, we have continued to grow a workforce that is comprised of 25 employees operating over 40 antique looms. Our work can be seen at many historic sites - including nine Presidential homes, museums and Colonial Williamsburg.
Hollywood has called on Family Heirloom Weavers to produce material used in several movies such as Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, Cold Mountain, Jonah Hex, Cowboys & Aliens and Abraham Lincoln/Vampire Hunter and the most recent - Spielberg's Lincoln.
We are proudly licensed by Winterthur.
Family Heirloom Weavers' work is not just for museums and famous homes. Our carpets and accessories are used in many homes throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. We can help you return your home's look and feel to the period in which it was built.
We also encourage folks to tour our mill and show house to get acquainted with an industry that once made the U.S. a world leader in manufacturing.
Please call (717) 246-2431 for fee information and to schedule a tour.