« The Hand-Weaving Process »

Traditionally, hand-weaving was once widely practiced in many cultures, however today most of the weaving process is automated and carried out by machines in large factories. The knowledge behind the process of how a piece of fabric is woven is a complete mystery to most individuals.

Many people don't realize exactly how time consuming and precise the craft of hand-weaving is and, therefore, don't fully appreciate its worth. I think it is important for people to grasp how a woven project is created from start to finish.

I hope after you see all of the care and effort involved in hand-weaving you will have a better appreciation of the skill involved and the real value of my finely crafted woven articles.

Below you will find a few videos that help demonstrate the weaving process. Have fun!

This is an example of how the fringe of a Craft Pigeon scarf is finished using a handy little device to evenly twist the ends. And yes, it is as fun as it looks!

A nice little video showing the actual weaving process. Watch the shuttle fly!

Here you can see how a weft spool is wound with new yarn. This occurs several times during the weaving process because the spool cannot hold enough yarn for the entire piece.

Hand-Woven Scarf Process

I hope this little presentation helps to illuminate the mystery behind the intricate process of hand-weaving and gives you a greater appreciation of all the hard work that goes into each Craft Pigeon piece.

Craft Pigeon Logo - Organic Hand-woven A

(Columba livia fabricus)

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Hand-Woven Textile work by Robyn Chamberlain

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