Sunday, June 2, 2013

Velvet





Handwoven silk velvet for the Certificate of Excellence.  I set the loom up to weave a twill velvet so when it is cut, you can see diagonal lines within the pile.  This was a fun structure to weave but it is time consuming.  It is also challenging to get the rods in and pack the weft tight.  I have been in velvet mills before and it is really something to see velvet being woven on industrial looms.  I have a greater understanding and respect for velvet having woven my sample.

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