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Knitting & Spinning & Weaving

and embroidery and knotting/braiding, when it looks like something I could use for weaving embellishments!

Knitting & Spinning & Weaving

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TITLE: The Ancient Cotton Fiber Art of Manabí Province, Coastal Ecuador FORMAT: HD video RUNNING TIME: 65 minutes Preparing seed cotton, spinning it with a…

The Ancient Cotton Fiber Art of Manabí Province, Coastal Ecuador

Timber Hitch - Secure a rope around a post

Timber Hitch - How to tie a Timber Hitch

"Despite the great toil required in making cloth and clothing, most books on ancient history and economics have no information on them. Much of this gap results from the extreme perishability of what women produced, but it seems clear that until now descriptions of prehistoric and early historic cultures have omitted virtually half the picture. Elizabeth Wayland Barber draws from data gathered by new archaeological methods—methods she herself helped to fashion." (revelatory and a good read. rw)

Paisley Peacock | Great Tapestry Of Scotland



charisa_martin: How To Make Self Striping Yarn

How To Make Self Striping Yarn

scarf with shibori felting technique, simple stockinette in habu silk mohair kusa waiting. Before here: shibori technique here: castadrift.blogsp...

net knotting insructions

weavers knot. This method of joining does involve a knot of sorts, even though they are usually avoided at all costs in knitting. This knot is smoother than most and will not slip. The ends can be woven in afterwards.

scrap yarn

Organic handwoven shawl / scarf with natural dyed by ikatandme

To clear up any confusion: alpacas are pleasant looking; llamas look like they’re judging you.

This comes from a text from the fourteenth century Italian author, Boccaccio.The manuscript now in the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris (Fr. 12420) was given to Philip on New Year’s Day of 1403 Here the miniaturist has represented the different stages in the production of cloth with the combing and carding of wool at the bottom right and the spinning of the wool above. Study of the cloth industry reveals the clear subdivision of production into separate specializations.

Beautiful Repair Elbow Patch Sweater

Peruvian Girl and her lamb


WeavingBackToTheFuture: Brocade

Small hand-crank sewing machine, c.1855, collection of the Chemung Valley History Museum.

loom knit...weaving on a circular loom

Roman Distaff

▶ Distaff & Spindle - YouTube

Hand Spinning Wool, Bosnia, Real Work, Without Efforts

Fileuse d’une mosaïque romaine de Tabarka (Musée du Bardo, Tunis).

ПРЯЛКА - Russian spinner

a stitch in time: How I dress my distaff.

Qashqai tribal woman, Iran