A Day in the Life of Artisan Weaver

Working from home – a day in the life of an artisan weaver

Visit to a Hemp Farm

Growing Hemp in the Kootenays Hemp used to be a crop that was grown in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. The Douhkobors and other settlers grew both hemp and flax and processed it for their clothing. In a previous article, I have mentioned that in Canada, hemp is again legal to grow for commercial … Continue reading “Visit to a Hemp Farm”

Spider Silk

Have you ever wondered if you could spin spider silk

Walking wheels

Walking Wheels – A photo gallery of antique spinning wheels, looms and weaving equipment, found in junk and second-hand stores

Weaving tools

Weaving tools -A photo gallery of antique spinning wheels, looms and weaving equipment, found in junk and second-hand stores

Weaving Project – Twill Tabby Towels

A weaving draft for twill and tabby towels, woven with hemp yarns

Jacquard Looms

The Science Museum in London, England has some fascinating exhibits, jacquard looms, spinning equipment and other historical weaving & computer technology. Jacquard Looms Weaving patterns is an intricate task, but is also repetitive. Joseph Jacquard developed a system of punched cards, where the pattern was ‘programmed’ into the cardboard cards. These controlled the lifting of … Continue reading “Jacquard Looms”

Whitchurch Silk Weaving Mill

A visit to a working silk mill in Whitchurch UK