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Questions tagged [weaving]

Creating fabric, mats, or baskets by interlacing two sets of thread, fabric, or other material.

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Advice on weaving/looming machine

I am looking to create woven patches as a hobby. I was playing a bit with embroidery patches, but I want to see the difference between the two. My question is: what would be a starting weaving/...
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Is there a term to describe woven patterns as opposed to printed patterns?

I like the look of patterns that are created using different colors of thread rather than printed on top of the fabric, but I've had some difficulty searching for such fabric online. Here are some ...
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How to read the slash in “1/4 satin”?

I am not a native English speaker, and I would like to know how do you read “1/4 satin”? Is it pronounced as one-by-four satin or as one-to-four satin when read out? Please note that this use is ...
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Appropriate tool for measuring longer warps

What's the best method for measuring out a three meter plus warp? I do make felt from my tail trimmings but I prefer to keep wool wastage to a minimum On this occasion I'm doing a single colour warp ...
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How to flat weave (n) strands

I'm trying to make flat weave scarves and blankets. It occurred to me that you should be able to flat weave any number of strands with about the same method. For a scarf I hope to flat weave 15 ...
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Where to buy bamboo splits or rice straw for a samurai hat? [closed]

I am a cosplayer and I am willing to make Mutsu's costume from Gintama I have no issue with the fabric parts of the costume and I kind of know how I'd like to make her hat. This is a Sandogasa (or a ...
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How can I braid my own shoelaces?

How can I find out how to weave my own shoelaces. I presume it must be some sub-field of either macrame or lace making. In fact, the word alone shoe-LACE would suggest that lace is involved. My ...
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What kind of palm leaves or other material can be used for palm weaving?

During the famous spice tours on Zanzibar, the locals make various nice presents (e.g. hats, frogs, ties, and handbags) by palm weaving. Since there are so many different plants on a spice farm, I don’...