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    8 meters 21"

    Pattern Notes Rose pattern from Spies 7th C Egyptian pg. 131.

    30/2 gemstone silk

    36-40 epi

    First sample 40 epi in 15 dent reed 2-3-3, see reed substitution chart

    Second sample 20 epi reed 2-3-3

    177 units of 8

    15-20 pattern shafts

    8 threads per Patten Shaft

    Tie up see notes from Asheden video

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    189 pattern units @ 8 ends per unit

    Time

    Winding the Warp about 7 hours

    Threading pattern heddles approximately 14 hours

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    185 warp threads

    Wound separate waste warp of various cotton yarns.

    Draft comes from Nancy Arthur Hoskin's Tabby to Taquete pg. 281 this design comes from another Roman Burial Pillow excavated from Antinoe Egypt. #26.812/21 Musee Historique des Tisus, Lyon, France.

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    The woven fabric has been used to create a pair hoods my husband, myself, and incidentally our son who often ends up wearing the unlined hood. The hood design is based on the Skjoldehamn hood (Løvlid, 2009). This hood was carbon dated to 995-1029 AD (Løvlid, 2009). The extant hood is made from three pieces, two gores and a quadratic main piece.

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    These are my first taquete samples. These samples were woven on my drawloom as part of an experiment to see how weaving taquete would work on a drawloom. There is much debate as to whether there sumptous fabrics were woven on the drawloom or using heddle rods. I will experiment furhter weaving taquete samples on a table loom, which somewhat simulates a hortizontal loom with heddle rods.

    These patterns used for this sample come from Tabby to Taquete. These are advanced designs from the later part of the book, these designs were taken from burial pillows found in Egypt.

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    These are the first samples I have produced on my drawloom. It took me ages to get my drawloom set up, but now that it is ready to go I'm cruising along and having a lot of fun! Here are my samples so far. I will come back and write more about each one soon!

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    This diamond twill fabric will be made into garb for our family. I started by warping the loom with a solid blue warp, threaded as a broken point twill. I then wove a sample using every colour wool I own in the same size, so everyone in the family could choose their preferred weft. The loom was warped with just over 9 meters, 22" wide at 20 ends per inch. The sample wove up at just about a meter. I will weave up the cloth for our son, TAJ, who chose a very dark purple for his weft. Yes he's only 2, but he really likes making choices.

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