Click on these links to find mini video tutorials and videos of me and some of my weaving teachers at work:
Montagnard backstrap weaver, Ju Nie, and a backstrap weaver from the Cusco region in Peru show how they load weft yarn onto sticks that they use as shuttles (embedded in post).
A weaver from Chahuaytire, Peru creates pattern with supplementary warps using a backstrap loom (embedded in post)
Montagnard weaver Ju Nie shows how she twists the fringe at the ends of her woven pieces (embedded in post)
A backstrap weaver in Peru uses a forked stick in her warp to help open the heddle shed (embedded in post)
I show how I use multiple string heddles and the Andean Pebble Weave structure to weave narrow bands relatively quickly (embedded in post)
A weaver from Chahuaytire, Peru weaves and sews a tubular band using multiple string heddles (embedded in post)
Deb McClintock’s demonstration and explanation of the vertical pattern storage system used on looms in Laos (embedded in post)
My friend Adem in Turkey shows how he uses sticks to store the pattern in the simple warp-float technique (embedded in post)
Cotton spinning Chiclayo, Peru (embedded in post).
1.Weaving a complementary-warp belt, San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru with 24 sets of string heddles (embedded in post).
2. Making string heddles in San Ignaco de Loyola (embedded in post)
Twenty-four heddle sticks are used to weave the traditional pattern on the “faja sara” of San Ignacio de Loyola.
Knotting the fringe of a traditional ikat pañon of Tacabamba, Peru (embedded in post).
A weaver of panones of Tacabamba, Peru, puts the finshing touch on her woven ikat shawl by knotting an intricate pattern into the the fringe.
Weaving a pañon, Tacabamba, Peru.
A few final adjustments are made before weaving can begin. Then Nila asked the crowd to give her more room and we all understood why when she raised the very long sword and shuttle to be placed within the sheds.
A Burmese backstrap weaver weaving supplementary weft patterns (embedded in the post)
Montagnard Backstrap Weaver Ju Nie shows how she creates continuous string heddles while she winds her warp. (embedded in post)
My “slowed down” demo and explanation of how Montagnard weavers add string heddles as they warp on my Youtube channel:
Installing a coil rod (embedded in post)
Basic Warping for Backstrap Looms
Basic weft twining (embedded in post)
Opening the shed rod shed on a sticky warp (embedded in post)
Bolivian Weavers doing Complementary Warp Pick-up (embedded in blog post along with a video on the basics of complementary warp pick-up)
A Weaver at work from Cochabamba, Bolivia
Three videos embedded in one blog post:
Overspinning plied wool yarn
Warping and prep for weaving pick-up on a simple toe loom
Weaving pebble weave on a simple toe loom
Weavers of South America – a Mapuche weaver from central Chile
Embedded, or Two-weft Double Weave
Sling braiding – The Palma Braid
Braiding – The 4-Strand Braid on Finger Loops
Warping and Setting up the Loom
Techniques – Simple Warp Floats
Techniques – One-weft Double Weave
Weavers of South America – Candelaria and Tarabuco, Bolivia
Five-strand Finger Loop Square Braid
Guatemalan single face supplementary weft patterning – setting up the patterning sticks
Opening the heddle shed
Weavers of South America – Zapote, Manabi Province, Ecuador
Weavers of South America – Pitumarca, Peru
Weavers of South America – A Guarani weaver in Santa Cruz, Bolivia warping and making string heddles.
Weavers of South America – a Guarani weaver in Santa Cruz, Bolivia weaving Moisy technique.
Ju Nie, Montagnard weaver, spins cotton on a traditional spinning wheel.(embedded in post)
Ngach Rahlan, Montagnard weaver, making a weft twined design on the edge of a traditional skirt. (embedded in post)
Ju Nie, Montagnard weaver, shows how she prepares cotton for spinning and then skeins it. (embedded in post)
Four videos embedded in one post:
Weavers from Peru and Bolivia doing pick up;
Weavers from Peru and Bolivia weaving and attaching edge bands and braiding;
Spinners from the Cusco area of Peru;
A young boy learning to weave with his grandmother;.
Creating third and fourth selvedges in Chinchero
Weaving and attaching a tubular plain weave band to fabric
Opening the heddles on a narrow warp
Needle-weaving to close the gap on a four-selvedge piece (embedded in this post)