Category Archives: Weaving

Iron Age Tools at The British Museum

wool-fleece

Evidence that wool has been used for clothing exists at The British Museum as far back as the Iron Age (800 BC – AD 50). There are a selection of combs carved from animal bone probably used to prepare the fibres and stone whorls which were used to weight the hand spindle. The wooden tools […]

Decorative woven straps, bands & belts

Strap woven on an inkle loom

Tablet Weaving Tablet weaving is an ancient technique for weaving decorative bands of cloth for use as belts or straps. The equipment takes up only a limited amount of space and provides a surprising diversity in patterning, depending on the technique and the colour and texture of the yarns used. Shelagh Lewins’ page about how […]

Weaver Peter Sheridan

sheridan-shawl

This balanced double weave scarf (pictured right) set at 20 epi uses a design from Handwoven magazine. It includes a Celtic Knot in the design with a final size of 25cm x 150cm (10″ x 60″). The back face is light grey and the image is brought through the weave structure. The yarn is Jagger […]

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