Dress Your Swedish Drawloom
With B. Ashenden
Covers mechanics of the Drawloom, extending and threading the loom, shaft draw system, vertical single unit draw system, combination of both systems on the same warp, horizontal single unit draw system with pattern saving lashes, weaving damask with a sword, damask tie-ups, opphämta and smålandsväv. 113 minutes.
Learn about several different types of drawlooms with this instructional video. It builds on the skills taught in the first video, Dress Your Loom the Swedish Way. The details of setting up a warp on a Myrehed shaft draw, single unit, and combination systems are shown in detail on Swedish looms and reviewed with frequent diagrams. An Öxabäck loom demonstrates a single unit draw system withpattern-saving lashes and another chapter is devoted to various tie-ups and tie-up methods. Damask is thoroughly covered, including sword damask which uses only simple equipment. Opphämta is demonstrated with the weaving sword and the drawloom. The last chapter explains smålandsväv which although not actually a drawloom technique, uses two sets of shafts and is related to opphämta. There are many samples of weaving shown between the chapters along with authentic Swedish music played by Karin Myrehed, maker of the drawloom attachments.
This DVD contains the following chapters:
- Mechanics of the Drawloom
- Extending the Loom
- Threading the Heddles
- Shaft Draw System
- Vertical Single Unit Draw System
- Combination of Shaft Draw and Single Draw
- Horizontal Single Unit Draw System with Lashes
- Sword Damask
- Tie-ups and Drafts