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Weaving ribbon designs

Weaving ribbon designs

Saturday 31st Jul 2010, 5:12 pm

So it's been a while since my last blog because I've had a little holiday. That's all over now though and I've been working hard on the project this week. I've been weaving (with some amount of panic after realising there's not all that much time left) ribbon designs based on a page from the coventry collection. I've found it hard work, especially after being on holiday, and working with fine silks is slow progress with it taking a long time to weave a small amount. I'm also having to think about and work out how to create the lifting plans to create the patterns. The original ribbon weavers underwent a 7 year apprenticeship, and I think that I could do with something similar to create the results I would really like to. You can see some photographs of my weaving so far on the Gallery page.

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