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The name and way of making The English word shoelace is a bit old fashioned, from the time strips of leather were used, which are still called lace in the knotting world. Most shoelaces are braided these days. The American shoestring is more appropriate, as long as you take braided string. Modern shoelaces are braided, in the round, around a core for the ...


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Having done an internet seach on -flat weave- I came across this instruction site (registering might be needed.) I found several good pictures and some instruction videos and sites, as will you. It is basically weaving with free ends, not limited in size but as free ends do tend to get out of hand mostly just done in small stips. Nothing stops you from ...


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Various kinds of material can be used for this, including palm, banana, and coconut leaves. In Zanzibar specifically, according to the website Zanzibar Tribal Art, grass and ilala palm are used in their weaving: The products of grass and ilala palm weaving (such things as sleeping mats) and basketry are associated with the widest possible range of ...


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First of all, even when you can split the yarn, it will be easier to buy thinner yarn or use the yarn you have in alternate turns, mixing the colours by using them next to each other. You also control the use of colours better that way. To test whether the yarn can be split at all, take a short length and take it apart. If the different parts split off ...


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Weaving yarns are described by two numbers separated by a slash, eg 2/5, 3/10, etc. The smaller number is the number of plies The larger number represents the size of each ply. So, a 2/5 yarn has 2 strands of size 5 thread. A 3/10 yarn has 3 strands of size 10 thread. Different sources are inconsistent about which number comes first. Usually the smaller ...


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You can make a very basic small loom out of a single piece of thick cardboard. This is ideal for small weaving, around 10cm - 20cm size. You can use it to make small patches (or even small pouches/bags). I learned to do this at primary/elementary school, so it is very accessible. This gives you a loom that you can use for tapestry weaving. I will explain ...


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If you have local greenhouse or garden center type store they should have some house plant palms. Areca palms have some nice long fronds that may work for you. Date palms have some good fronds for weaving as well, but watch out for the thorns. The end of the frond is best, because there are no thorns there.


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It would be referred to as "1 in 4" satin and refers to the weave pattern. 4/1 satins would be warp faced twills and 1/4 satins would be weft faced twills. For more information on this you can read all about it at https://www.textileschool.com/articles/125/twill-weaves


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Another term that is relevant is yarn dyed. A plaid can be "dyed in the wool" ie the yarn or thread is dyed before weaving or a plaid design can be printed. There are lots of interesting patterns that can be created in the weaving process and many ethnic traditions. Ikat or tie dying the thread before weaving is another technique used to create pattern ...


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There are small portable looms in a couple of different styles. One that my knitting group really likes is the Schacht Cricket Loom. It's what's called a rigid heddle loom - it weaves much like the big room-sized looms you're thinking of. They have 2 sizes, a 10" width and a 15" width. Very easy to use & put away too. Sold on Amazon, Etsy, and most ...


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Look for an Inkle Loom: Lots of hits on YouTube. It was designed for weaving straps, but is usable for work up to about 4" wide.


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I can't find any definitive information, but having looked every reference to woven patterns just refers to them as...woven patterns - likewise, printed patterns are referred to as printed patterns or 'prints'. Regarding the (really rather small) pictures you've included: The left picture shows what appears to be what is probably some form of tartan or ...


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