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Dressing the Loom

Posted June 10, 2015 @ 7:52am | by Melanie

Warping the loom is a significant step in the intricate weaving process, it is a skill that requires as much patience as any other step in creating a weaving. The warp has to be strong and resilient to withstand the constant pressure, or 'beating' it takes, by the loom beater. Art Andes rugs are amazingly tight, which confirms how much that loom beater is used! The average length of a new warp on our looms is 170 ft. The longest rug requested so far is 30 ft, it was designed for Mary Ann & Peter's steps in Iowa. (photos: L: Helping Wilber set up the warp for the season R: The 30 ft rug

B: warping a loom in northern Peru, photo taken by Michelle Kirby



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