Category Archives: Weaving

Beginning Inkle Weaving

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An inkle loom is ideal for learning about the technique of weaving. You can weave long strips of fabric which can be used as straps, belts, and decorative edgings. Our photographs are of the Schacht Inkle Loom. Understanding Basic Weaving on the Inkle Loom In woven fabrics, two sets of yarns cross perpendicular to one […]

Tapestry Weavings from Dulwich College Preparatory School

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Sue Noble from Dulwich College Preparatory School sent us these great pictures of weavings made by the 7 to 9 year old boys who attend her popular club. The boys have been very creative using the chunky coloured wool yarns from Traub. Here are some examples of their work

Braid Making, the tools

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There are a number of techniques that can be used for creating braids. The simplest equipment is the tablet weaving card. Tablet Weaving Tablet weaving (or card weaving) is a method of producing braids, straps, belts, edgings and hair bands and a large range of yarns work effectively with this method. It is necessary to […]

Sleying the Reed with the Autodenter

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The autodenter is most helpful for sleying the reed when threading the warp onto the weaving loom back-to-front. You can work left-to-right or right-to-left across the reed, whichever your handedness prefers. The Autodenter Looking at the autodenter you will see that it is made of two distinct parts, a wooden handle with two short metal […]

Tied Weave – Summer & Winter, by Ans Drost

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Complex weaver, Ans Drost, emailed these photographs of the weavings she has achieved on her Lout Megado loom. Ans says of the image below ‘the same pattern in a different colour. It is still done in tied weave, Summer and Winter. The yarn is 5/2 cotton. I do like this colour better.’

Rigid Heddle Weaving by Alison Butcher

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Our resident weaver, Susan Litton, is often heard expounding the virtues of the basic rigid heddle (also known as tabby loom). ‘It’s a very good experimental loom for creating woven cloth for tea towels, soft furnishings and clothing!’ In 2002 one of our regular customers, Alison Butcher (pictured below) arrived wearing her rigid heddle woven […]

Types of Weaving Loom

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The range of looms featured on the George Weil website are built by skilled craftsmen from long established manufacturers. There are the GAV Glim¥kra AB looms from Sweden, the Louet looms from the Netherlands, the Schacht looms from America and the Ashford looms from New Zealand. The extended range of looms and other craft materials […]

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