A look at how sails are made in Crewkerne, Somerset.
Item title reads - Sail-makers take care!
An item showing the processes involved in making sails for ships. M/S of a steam press where the frats of fleecy strands are pressed and combed. M/S as they are spun into soft string on a big machine, women work on them. Various shots of the process including yarn matching and work in the spooling room. M/S as they warp the cloth on flanges, then the weft is wound on bobbins at high speed. Various good shots of the weaving shed with the latest looms.
M/S of a man checking the quality of the cloth. M/S of men sat in a shed hand sewing the sails in America, C/U of one man's hand stitching. They are making the main sail for the 'Yankee', an America Cup defender, 650,000 stitches go into it. Various aerial shots as they roll out the big sail. M/S of the ship in full sail.