Saturday, February 26, 2011

Straight Out Of the Loom

… for SOOC Sunday

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“Oh what a tangled web we weave…”
(“… when first we practice to deceive” – Sir Walter Scott)

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… but this one seemed to come out straight in the end!

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“Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry
in which every thread is guided by an
unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another thread,
and carried by a hundred others.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~

18 comments:

  1. I love seeing the beautiful golden strands of textile as a work in progress!

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  2. I love the beauty of these pictures.

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  3. Amazing. And great photos, too.

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  4. Wow I haven't seen like this before. Amazing!
    SOOC Sunday

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  5. This was a kind of special pictures and the handicraft sure is special :)

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  6. I love the quote, and the picture of that loom with all the thread is amazing!

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  7. The pattern in the woven fabric is quite intricate! Is it wool?

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  8. I like that my sister-in law got like that and she did many things out of it. Happy SOOC Sunday.

    mine is here

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  9. Is the loom mechanical? I do not see any machinery around. I really like weaving and may someday have a floor loom. The photos are great.

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  10. I love that verse and the image you selected goes well with it. I also like the finished product ;-)

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  11. Thanks all for your comments.
    @EG Wow - my first guess would be linen but have to confess I'm not 100% sure.
    @Lynn - I'm not sure whether this loom was part mechanical or not. Anyway as far as I can understand all those threads would have to be put in place manually to start with.

    I took a lot of photos and there are so many looms and machines from different decades all together in this hall. With some I took photos of explanatory signs next to them to be able to remember, but with some I either forgot or didn't see a sign. With this one my fascination was with the light and all the threads crossing each other...

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  12. those photos looks so warm and golden and such a beautiful result

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  13. I'd just love to know how people work these things out to produce a pattern.

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  14. this is a amazing to see how they make a tapestry. very informative and makes for a good learning experience. i meant to say yesterday the quote about tangle webs is one that i say the most, at least a few times a week. it is one of my favorites and pertains to every day life over and over.

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  15. That is beautiful. I remember long time ago that my mother had a loom. I don't know whatever happened to it.

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  16. Really beautiful photos. I remember seeing weaving looms like these in Ireland. So much work to set them up, but the results are so worth it!

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  17. What magnificent work! I've always liked that phrase too.

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