Weaving Education

Learn about weaving in Turkey
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And let's back up yet another step;  before a weaver can thread and set up their loom, they first have to make the roll of threads.  Here you see threads that have carefully been organized by the weaver to ensure the correct design is achieved.  They are then 'turned' onto an iron bar with pieces of newspaper rolled in for absorption of humidity.  The roll of threads will be set in place at the back of one of our larger towel looms.

And let's back up yet another step; before a weaver can thread and set up their loom, they first have to make the roll of threads. Here you see threads that have carefully been organized by the weaver to ensure the correct design is achieved. They are then 'turned' onto an iron bar with pieces of newspaper rolled in for absorption of humidity. The roll of threads will be set in place at the back of one of our larger towel looms.

We work with the few remaining artisans who weave *looped* blankets by hand on shuttle looms. Developed by 17th Century Ottoman weavers, this technique cannot be copied by factory machines & produces a thick softness you will love on chilly autumn nights. Snags are easily trimmed without harm to the material, good news for customers with cats who love the blankets as much as their humans.‬.. Https://youtu.be/VofgdAfH2tM

We work with the few remaining artisans who weave *looped* blankets by hand on shuttle looms. Developed by 17th Century Ottoman weavers, this technique cannot be copied by factory machines & produces a thick softness you will love on chilly autumn nights. Snags are easily trimmed without harm to the material, good news for customers with cats who love the blankets as much as their humans.‬.. Https://youtu.be/VofgdAfH2tM

Another colourful towel on the loom.  Here's a closeup of the threads  going through the heddles.   #jennifershamam #threads #cotton #Turkish #towels #bathtowels #design #designer #organic #GOTS

Another colourful towel on the loom. Here's a closeup of the threads going through the heddles.

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