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CATALOG-WOOLGATHERERS. Flax stricks for dressing the distaff are practically a thing of the past – or the result of our own flax cultivation.


Industrial spinning mills require a type of roving rather unsuited to the hand operated spinning wheel. Commercial grade fiber flax seed is readily available. Most persons with access to a garden can grow their own flax straw. Also, retted and rippled flax straw is available for handspinners. To prepare stricks from flax straw requires a set of tools – ripple, brake, scutching board and knife, and a set of hackles. How I Built My Loom – Creating a Home(Stead) This is how I built my loom.

How I Built My Loom – Creating a Home(Stead)

I hesitate to call this a tutorial because I don’t really have pictures for every single step and because I kind of faked my way through the process. But hey, I’ve got a loom now and it works. So if you’re interested read on. (P.S. These instructions look complicated but they’re not. Traditional Navajo Looms and Tools - CNCH. Written and Photographed by Marilyn Greaves and Mel Silva The traditional Navajo loom is a free-standing, upright loom and, rudimentary as it is, it is very well suited to its many needs.

Traditional Navajo Looms and Tools - CNCH

As you can The Navajo floor loom see from the pictures, the construction is a simple four-sided frame and the sheds are operated manually using a shed stick for the “stick” or “easy” shed and a heddle rod for the “pull” shed. If the weaving is to be a twill, or a two-face weaving, there may be one stick shed and several pull sheds. Double Warping Your Loom. My notched loom has pretty wide gaps and that causes wide gaps between my warp threads.

Double Warping Your Loom

It isn’t a problem as I’ve made some very lovely wall hangings on it. But I was thinking that I would like to try double warping it for this next weave I’m working on. The more warp threads you have, the more uniform and smooth your weave will become as the warp better holds the weft in place. In case you also have a loom with larger gaps like me, here is how I double warped my loom. Tissage et archéologie à Goudelancourt-lès-Pierrepont - Musée des Temps Barbares. Upright Frame Weaving Looms. Enjoy the art of weaving with a basic loom design that adds beauty to any decor.

Upright Frame Weaving Looms

Our upright frame looms come in three sizes. They are handcrafted from native eastern white cedar logs. How to Make a Rag Rug Loom. How to Make Your Own Large Weaving Loom. Looms are devices used in weaving, one of mankind's oldest art forms.

How to Make Your Own Large Weaving Loom

Weaving has been used to make fishing nets, baskets, rugs, clothing and many other items from prehistoric times to the modern day. People in civilizations all over the world have fashioned their own weaving looms. The loom serves as a frame to hold weaving projects, thus making it possible for almost anyone to create intricately woven designs. Learn how to make a large weaving loom and begin to create your own handmade textiles. Things You'll Need 4 pieces of 1-inch by 2-inch wood (2 lengths of 4-foot wood, 2 lengths of wood measuring 2 feet, 4-1/4 inches)Hacksaw (optional)4 corner brackets1 pencilPower drill8 to 16 1/2-inch screws52 3/4-inch screws1 large ball of thread or twine Buy four pieces of sturdy lumber that are 1 inch by 2 inches thick.

Related Searches. The Navajo Loom. I was scouting in the garage for pieces of lumber with which to build a Navajo loom.

The Navajo Loom

Jim asks what I'm doing. Asks if I have plans. Uh, well, not really. Got a couple of different pictures, and this is what I want. Off we go to the lumber yard. Jim's son Mike comes over and gets drafted into the construction. CNCHTraditional Navajo Looms and Tools - CNCH. Navajo Style Loom By Dovetail, Weaving Equipment - Halcyon Yarn. Open Source Jacquard Loom Project » the project. Clothes. The ability to make clothes is important for local self-sufficiency and economic development.


Local, sustainable fibers such as wool and hemp can be used. Spinning (making threads)[edit] Peggy's Weaving Tips > Tips for hemstitching - Peggy Osterkamp's Weaving BlogPeggy Osterkamp's Weaving Blog. Hemstitching on the loom I have just published my most popular tip as a Kindle booklet: Peggy’s Weaving Tips: Hemstitching!

Peggy's Weaving Tips > Tips for hemstitching - Peggy Osterkamp's Weaving BlogPeggy Osterkamp's Weaving Blog

It is an enhanced version of the tip plus a gallery of hemstitching variations. It is available for download on Amazon for $2.99. Warping a frame loom. As most of you know by now, I started this blog because I love weaving so much and I wanted to help others learn to weave too.

Warping a frame loom

Although I too am learning new things, I especially love when I can help someone out with a question or issue they are having. One such question I received recently was from a reader who received a notched loom as a present. The Weaving Loom. Sans titre. How to Build a Simple Frame Loom. A Simple Frame Loom for Experiments. Here's a list of the parts you will need: 1. First, a frame. Easiest of all is to rummage through your attic, basement or garage to see if you can find a sturdy old picture frame. Remove the glass, and Presto! Peggy's Weaving Tips > Beam the Warp Under a Lot of Tension - Peggy Osterkamp's Weaving BlogPeggy Osterkamp's Weaving Blog. Beam the warp with a lot of tension, more than it will be under while you’re weaving. This extra tension prevents the threads from biting down unevenly as the layers build up on the warp beam. The ideal is a solid, smooth, very hard package of yarns, the same degree of smoothness and solidness as a spool of sewing thread.

Too little tension during beaming If you put less tension on the warp when beaming than you do when weaving, mysterious bunches of flabby warps appear randomly as you weave. The effect of the greater tension you apply while weaving is the same as pulling hard on the warp. Imagine pulling hard on a loosely wound warp: the outer layers of the warp would slip, pulling the inner layers nearer the beam tighter.

Does extra tension harm the warp? No, not even elastic yarns like wool, and not even if you don’t weave it off immediately. If you’re working on your own, without a helper, using the “jerking” method allows you to apply great tension to your warp. Andreas Moeller. WEFTWARP. Building a Frame Loom. Recently a group of art teachers invited me to lead a workshop on weaving with recycled materials. In the past, I have taught a “Weaving for Recyclers” workshop on a rigid heddle loom using materials such as plastic bags, t- shirts and old sheets as weft.

For these teachers, purchasing looms for class use was out of the question because of the cost factor. Beginner’s Guide to Weaving. If you are new to weaving and need help getting started, then you’re in the right place! Hi, I’m Kate. I’m the person behind this blog. Back when I started trying to weave, there weren’t many resources available. I put a lot of time into researching old books and experimenting and wanted to share what I had learned. How to Make a DIY Giant Loom. Rebecca Mezoff, Tapestry Artist: Which tapestry loom is right for me? Part 2: High-warp looms. Tutorials — Hello Hydrangea. The Book of Looms: A History of the Handloom from Ancient Times to the Present - Eric Broudy - Google Books. Which tapestry loom is right for me? Part 2: High-warp looms.