Dear Threads Forum:
I am a weaver and have recently been awarded a grant to research the technique of weaving with fabric strips in the warp and weft.
I can offer three examples of this technique:
By Jilli Blackwood as seen on her website http://www.jilliblackwood.com/fabrics.htm specifically Textile Ref No: tx18, which is the upper most left hand image.
Also in Ann Sutton’s book “Ideas in Weaving” on pages 52 and 53 (all the pages aren’t numbered, I counted up from page 35). This example is described as “Wool yarn and silk/cotton rag warp and weft by Jilli Blackwood, UK.”
I would also consider the twined rag rugs as described by Bobbie Irwin in her book “Twined Rag Rugs” to use the same technique since the twining is happening on a frame with a fabric strip warp.
If you have used or seen this technique please email me directly at [email protected]
No, I haven't seen anything like that but your sample certainly is interesting. Weaving with rags as weft I understand but as warp?!? What kind of loom do you use do accomplish that? The other pieces were also very intriguing......beautiful colors and textures. rjf
If you are referring to the image on Jilli Blackwood's website - the samples are hers.
I weave on a Glimakra loom. It may be a bit misleading to think of fabric strips in the warp of a textile as rags. I have only used fabric torn on grain. Thank you for your interest.
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