The Weaving Library website is a European version of the Handweaving.net for silk and dobby weaving. If you are into looking at antique and modern silk weaving and learning about textile analysis which included photos of swatches of the weaving drafts, this is the place. A good percentage of the material is presented in French and will required knowledge of european drafting methods, but there are areas in which you can find English translations. The site appears to serve historians, and commercial weavers alike. The site offers some PDF files of original texts for download many of these are in French. My primary interest in the site is to continue to get inspiration for historic drawloom weaving.
I went to the local library a week ago and I found this little treasure. Because I have a Glimakra drawloom I was very interested in this book. Hints and tips from the writers of VAV Magazine are ALWAYS welcome. Was I delighted when I opened the cover to browse through the pictures. None of the projects are overly complicated. And some of the treasures include how to weave a hammock, make european style linen towels with the woven loops, and a striking striped summer “light” blanket. While the threads are not ‘translated’ it will be easy enough to make use of of Handwoven’s thread guide to find our American equivalents.
I am most interested in the hammock project as I have always wanted to make one for my house. I can’t wait for a sunny day and a glass of lemonade and my sunglasses!
Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave
Author / Editor: Ignell, Tina Publishing Location: Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Pages: 128p
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