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  • Resource Database / Crafts & Indigenous Skills / Weaving & Cordage / Weaving

    Resources: 8 listings
    Name and Description Nation Location
    April Churchill Davis speaks about cedar
    Haida Canada - Western
    Weaving spirit, spruce, and cedar a conversation with April Churchill Davis, Old Massett
    Caveman to Chemist: Weaving
    By this point in the semester we have the basis of a small industry whose primary motivation is the production of textiles. Sheep are being raised for their wool, wool is spun into yarn, soda ash, lime, and lye are produced to feed a soap industry, and the primary use of soap is to wash the yarn in preparation for dyeing. While these colored yarns may be used simply as tassels in primitive garments, they become even more important if the yarn is to be woven into cloth. There the colored yarns can be used to make patterns within the cloth which can convey status or social position. The device which weaves yarn into cloth is called a loom.
    More sites on cavemanchemistry.com
    Finger Weaving - Northwest Journal
    Art. III. Ceinture Fléchée : Finger Weaving a Voyageur Sash, By J. Gottfred, Calgary. Instructions on how to make a chevron pattern sash using traditional finger-weaving methods.
    God's Eye Ornaments
      United States
    Kid's Craft Projects: The Huichol Indians of Mexico and the Aymara Indians of Bolivia weave brightly colored yarn on a simple frame of crossed sticks to make a design called "Ojo de Dios" or "Eye of God".
    Instructions for the Five Strand Braid
    From Anita Cheek Moon - Primitive Persuits
    More sites on members.aol.com
    Meskwaki Traditional Arts - Woven Bags
      US - Central
    Woven bags were produced by various finger-weaving techniques using various plant fibers (basswood, Indian Hemp (dogbane family), stinging nettle) and sometimes incorporating animal hair and beads. Early wool trade blankets were sometimes unraveled and the fibers respun to make woven bags.
    More sites on www.uiowa.edu
    Painted woven hats
    Haida Canada - Western
    Early engravings by Russian artists depict north coast chiefs wearing woven hats painted with formline crest designs at the period of first contact. Haida women excelled in basketry, making not only woven hats but baskets and mats; hats were woven on a stand with a wooden form appropriate to each size and shape. Male artists painted the hats with the crests of the commissioning family; the colours of paint were restricted to red and black - The Canadian Museum of Civilization.
    More sites on www.civilisations.ca
    Young Textile Group
    Web pages are for anyone who's interested in textile art and craft, but especially for children and young people - including: embroidery / weaving / knitting / felt-making / printing / dyeing / braiding / paper-making

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