Tag Archives: Roman era weaving

Diamonds and Broken Diamonds

Diamond twill is an ancient weave which has been identified in textiles dating back thousands of years.  I think it is a beautiful, symmetrical and versatile pattern that combines well with borders in a point twill, or with variations of … Continue reading

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The earliest Scottish Tartan

I am ready to get back to weaving Celtic designs again, after a couple of months of working on those two blankets.  This time, in recognition of the resounding vote by the Scottish in last week’s British election, I am … Continue reading

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Broken Diamond Twill

I am weaving broken diamond twill this time – iconic weave of the Anglo Saxon and Viking periods.  The loom is warped up with Shetland wool again with a sett of 12 ends per inch, but this time with black … Continue reading

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Ancient designs on the floor loom

I have warped up the loom in natural undyed white Shetland wool with a sett of 12 ends per inch, so it is a nice chunky proportion that weaves up quickly.  Initially, I tied it up in a simple 2/2 … Continue reading

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