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Here's a video about turning old clothes into blankets.

 
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I likey!  

At first I was thinking: There is some crazy audio stuff in this video; sounds like someone skipping rope with wooden shoes, or playing ping pong solo on a concrete wall, on in the background.  Funny backdrop score.  But then I realized it was someone else operating their cool traditional loom!  I don't know the first fricken thing about how that contraption operates, but it sure is cool.   (Actually, I can see the shuttle going back and forth, so I do have maybe the first clue)  That lady has got a serious no messing around set of scissors!  What does she use for her bobbin core?

Do you have a loom like this, R?
 
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This made me remember Catalogne weaving although it took me forever to think of the name 'catalogne'.
They were originally floor coverings that became used as bed covers.
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Catalogne

A catalogne has its origins in Europe. L'encyclop├ędie de l'artisanat: Bois et Textiles, 1975, says that it got its name from Sieur de Catalan who lived in the 17th century. At this time the catalogne was a carpet. It was brought to French Canada as a carpet but it was turned into a bed blanket. A traditional catalogne is made of rags and old clothes while the commercial ones are of new material.

 
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Roberto pokachinni wrote:I likey!  

At first I was thinking: There is some crazy audio stuff in this video; sounds like someone skipping rope with wooden shoes, or playing ping pong solo on a concrete wall, on in the background.  Funny backdrop score.  But then I realized it was someone else operating their cool traditional loom!  I don't know the first fricken thing about how that contraption operates, but it sure is cool.   (Actually, I can see the shuttle going back and forth, so I do have maybe the first clue)  That lady has got a serious no messing around set of scissors!  What does she use for her bobbin core?

Do you have a loom like this, R?



Looms can be pretty noisy.  You should hear the ones we teach on at our guild, so many metal parts rattling around.  These were much better.  

My loom is fancier but less fancy if that makes sense.  This one only has two shafts (bits that make the yarn go up and down) so it's very good for this kind of weaving.  However, the loom in the video has this thing called a flying shuttle - she pulls on the string and it shoots the shuttle across - which makes weaving about 8 times faster.  Great for production work.
 
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