onsdag 12 februari 2014

Weaving and calculating

Ebba and Malin have now started weaving the rug. It always takes a bit of time in the beginning when you have to do the first inlays and test out the amount of yarn and how tight to pack it. This is to get just the right quality of the rug. Unlike a tapestry weave you do not have a sketch underneath the warp. Instead the rug design is drawn out on a checkered paper, where every square is two warp threads and four inlays. From that drawing, the weavers can figure out how to progress in the loom. So this technique requires both weaving skills and math skills!

Weaving a röllakan rug at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Weaving a röllakan rug at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

1 kommentar:

  1. Att ha skissen uppsatt framför sig verkar vara en utmaning!
    Ska bli intressant att se vävsättet på nära håll.
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