Tag Archives: Looms

Weaver Peter Sheridan

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 […]

Sleying the Reed with the Autodenter

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

Complex weaver, Ans Drost, emailed these photographs of the weavings she has achieved on her Louët 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

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

The range of looms featured on the George Weil website are built by skilled craftsmen from long established manufacturers. There are the GAV GlimÃ¥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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