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The Makers

Eaton Hill Textile Works was founded in 1992 by Kate Smith after serving a ten year apprenticeship in historic weaving techniques with Norman Kennedy of the Marshfield School of Weaving. She was joined that year by Lynnette Combs, who worked for Eaton Hill for the next 25 years until she retired in 2017.


Zoe Sheehan Saldana joined the Eaton Hill team in 2010 as  Dyer and Printer, and she also designed our early embossing plates.  Justin Squizzero started his apprenticeship at the Marshfield School of Weaving in 2007 and joined Eaton Hill as  Weaver, Dyer, and Embosser in 2013.  He has now gone on to start his own fabric business - The Burrough's Garrett in Newbury, VT.  Nelly Detra, Ada Schenck, Dosia Sanford and Crhistina Sacalis all wove for Eaton Hill before going off to start their own businesses.  Sue Carpenter joined the Eaton Hill team in 2016 as trim weaver in between being a dairy farmer!

Kate Smith   


Nelly Detra


Ada Schenck


Justin Squizzero


Watch one of our 18th-century looms in action below.

Sue Carpenter

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