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Mayan Textiles: Backstrap Looms

Weaving textiles on a backstrap loom is ancient practice in Mesoamerica (and all over the world!). The loom itself is quite simple, basically a collection of different sized and shaped sticks. It i…

Weaving on a picture frame! Most people have one or two of these lying around. You can easily set one up to weave a tiny tapestry. This short vid shows you how to warp it (wind the string) and start weaving. I use a thick tapestry needle, cotton yarn/string for warping, chunky yarn for weaving, and a fork for packing down the rows nice and tight. ✨ .

Using shuttles. Includes tips for avoiding problems and using them the right way.

A weaver recently asked how to prevent the bobbins from catching in her double bobbin shuttle. This problem is less about double bobbin shuttles than it is about bobbins...

Tablets pattern here http://weaverly.typepad.com/weaverly/2014/05/a-little-draft.html

I've proposed a class in tablet weaving for our local OLLI. I don't know how the proposal will fare, but I'm having fun doing the research. Tablet weaving has been resident in my box of tricks for a long time....

A carved selection of tools used for needle binding, braiding or weaving.

As much as I love working with bone and horn, I have enjoyed carving various hardwoods into craft tools. Below is a selection of tools used for needle binding, braiding or weaving. All have been carved from either boxwood, ironwood, ash or bamboo. The image below shows four slightly different styles of weaving shuttle. The weft thread is wound onto the shuttle to be passed through the shed in the warp threads. These styles are based on shuttle designs that have been in existence for many…

Tools for card weaving

During our residency we accumulated invaluable insights about Latvian belt making from two very nice people and experienced weavers, Lilija and Laima, who taught us two different techniques of belt…

Weaving Basics

If you learn one new medium this summer, let it be how to weave. It’s one of those centuries old traditions that is both practical (in certain forms) and beautiful and can be sort of soothing to the soul. Wall hangings are a great way to cut your teeth on weaving and add instant charm…

Recreated loom with ancient loomweights. Archaeological Museum of Aiani, Kozani, Greece. Photo:  Dan Diffendale

Archaeological Museum of Aiani/Αιανή (Official website; Ministry of Culture; Greek Museums Portal; Wikipedia), Kozani, Greece. Ancient Aiane (Pleiades; PECS; Ministry of Culture; Wikipedia)