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Greek Flokati Rugs

A few years ago on a wonderful holiday to Corfu, Greece I purchased a beautiful sample of a Greek Flokati rug. It had been woven by my friend, Agathi the weaver, in Kassiopi, Corfu. She very kindly explained to me how these wonderful rugs are woven. The shaggy weft wool pile was made of […]

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. […]

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