For technical specs, see my Weavolution Project Page.
8 meters 21"
Pattern Notes Rose pattern from Spies 7th C Egyptian pg. 131.
30/2 gemstone silk
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
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.
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).
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.