September 21, 2012
Weaving has been considered as of the oldest skills in the world. There are different types of weave structures. The most common ones are plain weave, twill weave, and satin weave. The plain weave is the simplest weave structure that is applied; the threads interlace alternately, going over and under one another.
Many fibers have been used through the ages for weaving: animal fibers like sheep’s wool, soft cashmere from the Tibetan goat, silk worms, alpaca, angora rabbit, and camel, just to name a few. Some of the popular vegetable fibers include cotton and flax.
The Library has several books on weaving; one is called Time to Weave by Jane Patrick, and another is The Magic of Hand Weaving by Sigrid Piroch. You can also check out our Online Resources for more ideas on DIY Hobbies and Crafts.
The Raytown Branch will be offering a Weaving class on Tuesday, October 2nd & 9th 2012, at 7:00 p.m. This class will teach you three different methods of weaving. Discover nature, straw, and tapestry weaving. You will make a woven pouch, a belt, and a tapestry picture to hang on your wall.
Please join us as we reconnect ourselves by the simple art of weaving.