Posts Tagged ‘weaving’

Updating Etsy Store with New Fibers

March 7, 2009

I have added some new fibers for sale to my Speckledram Etsy store. Get them while they’re hot. I have more to list than what I have posted just now…. so keep checking in with me.

Hope everyone is doing well this month. I am looking forward to days with longer daylight hours. Be well.

Books: Traditional Crafts of Saudi Arabia

January 5, 2009

Inside Shot: Beduin weaving

I discovered two wonderful books at a local bookstore this past Saturday.  I have always been fascinated by nomadic people and their handicrafts, especially the Bedu and Sami.  Upon eyeing a copy of Traditional Crafts of Saudi Arabia by a John Topham, well…  I just about fell over.  It covers such wonderful topics as weaving, jewelry, weapons and household crafts.  The photos and text on Bedu weaving are just pure joy for me.  Thank you Mr. John Topham!

The other book is titled The World of Carpets and was written by Maurizio Cohen.  It is a wonderful book which explores oriental carpets.  I like best his section which examines the techniques of creating such works of woven art.  He book is very well laid out with much of it presented as an illustrated atlas of carpets. Again, I thank the author for sharing his knowledge and passion.

Structo ArtCraft Tabletop 24″ Loom

August 24, 2008

Structo Table Top Loom with Levers

I bought this vintage Structo tabletop loom this summer. I have yet to remove the weaving which came on it. I am so pleased to have stumbled across this 4-harness loom. It is much heavier than it looks.

I created a Flickr group for individuals with Structo looms. Please join the group and share your Structo loom photos. By the by, I would love to learn more about the Structo Company. Please feel free to post such information using Flickr’s comments feature.