How to Make a Tin Embroidered Key Chain

Tenntrådsbroderi, or embroidering with pewter or tin thread is almost a lost art. The Saami used tin thread since the 1600’s to decorate their clothing. The tin was obtained by melting down old pewter plates and dishes and was spun into thread. The use of pewter thread has recently become fashionable in jewellery items […]

How to Weave a Rya Rug on a Floor Loom Video

How to Weave a Rya Rug on a floor loom. This rya rug is made of 100% hemp warp and weft. The video demonstrates how to cut the rya pile, tie the rya knots and weave the rug.

The backing for the rug is woven in a tabby weave. The pile for the […]

How to Repair a Rya Rug

Diagrams and instructions for how to repair a hole in a rya rug […]

Threads of Time - Handwoven Quilts

Threads of Time – quilts from the Mothers of Invention Exhibit […]

Card Woven Edging

How to weave a card or tablet woven trim to the end of a handwoven fabric. […]

V-neck Shaping on the Loom

How to shape a V-neckline on the loom. […]

Verulamium - Roman Artifacts

The Verulamium museum has an impressive collection of spinning and weaving tools. […]

Coast Salish Books

Salish Weaving

Salish Weaving: Primitive and Modern, As Practised by the Salish Indians of South West British Columbia An early history of weaving, preparation of materials, native dyes and dyeing, the loom, the warp, the weaves and Salish designs.

Working with Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater Cowichan sweaters, with their […]

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