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Welcome to HoosierHandweaving.com the online showcase for handwoven articles made by veteran weaver, Dorothy Baker.

We produce a wide variety of handwoven items such as:

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Here's  a simplified view of our handweaving process


First we select the colored yarn 

that will be used for a particular

woven item. In this case a sash.

Using a horizontal revolving "warping mill" the yarn is measured

accurately and the colors laid next to each other in a special sequence

to produce the desired pattern.

After the measured and selected yarns are removed from

the warping mill, they are loosely chained together and brought

the the proper-sized loom.

This is the tricky part.

Based on the desired final pattern, each of the various colored yarns are fed thru one

 of four possible "heddle" eyes.  Foot treadles control which of the four frames that 

hold the heddles will rise to allow the pattern to emerge in the woven piece. 

Here you see all the threads are all in place and held under tension… 

and the weaving has begun.

 After the sash is taken off the loom, the fringes are are created by twisting 

  a-few-threads-at-a time  at  each end of the sash.