Since 1952 Francis has spent all his working life working within the West Yorkshire Textile Weaving Industry.
He has achieved the reputation as a master craftsman in the art of fine weaving modifying his conventional looms to accommodate the most intricate weaving designs and materials. He is often consulted for his knowledge and contacts within the trade.
From his workshop in Halifax, West Yorkshire he uses his wealth of experience to create his own colourways and designs using many different fibres and has been weaving his own range of fashion scarves since the late nineteen nineties. These are displayed and sold in UK craft galleries and more recently in Julies Artisan Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York