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Before there were buttons, snaps, grommets,
zippers and wire ties, there were tapes and cords. Everything was tied
Here are some tapes, bands and cords I have woven. The tapes
made on an inkle loom with a restricted length continuous warp. The
cords were made on a Japanese style Maru Dai using a counter balance
system of weighted cord and strands.
||The white and red tapes were made
with a pickup technique. The blue and gold series were derived from an
Indonesian fabric. The red and black series were derived from Persian
also come from abalone shells and Christmas motifs.
cords made on the Maru Dai.
one of the first weavings I did to make these "Blooming Leaf" motif
pockets so Craig would have something to put his guitar picks in. The
center one uses hand spun silk for the weft. 4 shaft overshot on linen
shaft overshot miniture purse with kumihimo cord handles. This is one
of my favorite motifs of "Pine Tree and Snowball". Linen and cotton.
twill purse on painted rayon warp with kumihimo cord & beaded