A journal of my adventures in the fiber arts. I've played with different wool and fibers, plus different types of weaving, knitting, spinning, felting and more. I tend to gravitate toward primitive types of fiber projects.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lahu Weaving

I saw this video on youtube titled Lahu Weaving, recorded in Thailand.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvfpKECVT-A&feature=related
It's backstrap weaving. It looks like a long circular warp and the weaver is weaving on the top layer and pulling the woven cloth around the beams.
Other fascinating features are the wide battens or shed sticks that enable the weaver to throw balls of yarn instead of shuttles.
You should see this.
Have a good day!

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