Clothes press

Clothes Press/ "Stampe"

Home woven fabrics of wool were packed, called stamping, before coloured. When wool fibers were pressed together, the substance became denser, and the fabric became softer and more durable. The fabrics were used for costumes, capes, coats, suits, etc.

”Stampa” was set up in the mid 1800s by the local farm, Stueflotten. It was driven by an overshot wheel and was in use until the turn of the century. The clothes press was reconstructed in 2004 and is a true replica. It includes four deadlocked logs, which do the stamping.