New Weaving Companies: Island of Yell, Shetland

GlobalYell Production pictures - 8Two new companies  have been set up on the Island of  Yell, Shetland; GlobalYell Production and The Shetland Tweed Company. GlobalYell Production is a small to medium scale manufacturing plant using a 24 shaft AVL Industrial Dobby Loom to produce runs of up to 100 m, while The Shetland Tweed Company is a design company which produces tweeds for the fashion industry, and which offers design consultancy.

GlobalYell Production offers woven short and medium runs and is part of GlobalYell which runs residencies and stays for makers. The manufacturing company runs a 24 shaft AVL Industrial Dobby Loom, weaving at 1.5m width and specialises in short and medium length runs with a minimum order of ten metres and a maximum order of fifty metres per bolt. Longer runs can be made through partner mills in Shetland and Scotland.

GlobalYell Production pictures - 13The company works with clients who want bespoke and exclusive fabrics as well as weaving pre-designed cloths for artists, craftspeople, and industry, and partners with design company, The Shetland Tweed Company, also based in Yell, if design consultation is needed. Yarns can be sourced and the lead-time for completed cloth is ten to twelve weeks with professional finishing done in the Borders of Scotland or, if desired, in-house at the studio.

GlobalYell Production also weaves cloths for students and graduates, including its own production of fabrics designed through the residency programme at GlobalYell. Specialising in interior fabrics, the cloths are available to order with a lead time of ten to twelve weeks for completed fabric. For more information please get in touch –

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