Cloth Preparation - Weaving Cloth Preparation - Fulling Cloth Preparation - Teazing Cloth Preparation - Dyeing Cloth Preparation - Shearing By Hand & Machine Cloth Preparation - Streaming Cloth Preparation - Tentering Cloth Preparation - Marketing Cloth Preparation - Changes In Production

Teazle raising followed the process of fulling cloth. This involved roughing or 'raising' the surface of the cloth using teazles.  Originally this process was carried out by hand.

By the mid 1500s, water powered machines known as gig mills were being used. The woven cloth was passed over a large drum set with teazles.  Teazles continued to be used into the late 1900s. Teazles were grown in many of the valley villages including large numbers at Frocester, 4 miles to the West of Stroud.

GRO Teazle head
GRO Teazle setting 1937
1964 44 Tomlinsons Enclyclopdia Vol 11 p 940 - Teazle raising gig

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