World Weaving

Ends of the Earth Traditional Textile and Craft Collection
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Looms
To do any weaving a loom is needed to tension the warps. Looms vary from simple and small to much larger and complicated. The kind of loom used is dictated…
Warps
Warps are not only half of the textile but have tremendous influence on the characteristics of the textile to be woven. This film shows how warps control not only the…
Weft Faced Weaving Techniques
In weft faced weaving only the weft shows on the surface of the textile. The warps will be wide enough apart for the weft to fully enclose the warps. In…
Warp faced weaving Techniques
In warp faced weaving only the warp shows on the face of the fabric. The warps are so close together that the weft passes unseen between them. All the colours…
Ikat Designs
Ikats are made by tie dyeing the warps and wefts before they are woven. Warp ikats are made by tie dyeing the warps on a warp faced weaving and weft…

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The Ikats Of Sumba
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