I would like to start weaving my own cotton yarn, using a manual loom, to create my own cotton canvas fabric. The fabric will be used to create canvas paintings, which will be stretched over the necessary stretcher bars. As well as the original paintings, I will be looking to produce canvas prints by feeding the canvas material through a wide format Ink Jet printer.
The Fabric will need to meet the following properties:
- Weight: 450gsm;
- Texture: Medium to Coarse;
- Weave: Tightly Woven.
My primary reservation is whether a manual loom is capable of allowing the weaver to create a professional standard product or whether there are limitations that can only be overcome via a computerized loom.
Key concerns being:
- Is a tight weave achievable with a manual loom;
- Is there a greater risk of the fabric unravelling when a manual loom is used over a computerized loom?
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.