Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Weaving 101

Floor looms in the weaving studio

First attempt at warp face weaving

Dressing the loom, which is an arduous task, starts with winding on the warping board, threading through the heddles, combing the yarn and tying up.

Happily weaving straight drafts (balanced weaving which shows both warp and weft)

Practicing tabby, twills, log cabin, herringbone and double weave

Experimenting with textures (wools, hemp and cotton) and patterns as well as tension and selvages.

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