Saturday, 26 February 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)


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


“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 ~


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

  2. I love the beauty of these pictures.

  3. Amazing. And great photos, too.

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

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

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

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

  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

  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.

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

  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...

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

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

  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.

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

  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!

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


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