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Customer Ben S

Customer Ben S.

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Hello Dorothy! Hope this finds you well. A relative of mine took some photos of me... Thought I'd forward a couple to you that shows the belt and head wrap real well. Again, many compliments on the belt and head wraps! Thanks! Andrew 


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


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To Ordersend us an email at dorothy@gardenstreet.org with the item  number(s)  We'll confirm that the item is available. 

If  you will then send your address, we’ll calculate the shipping & handling  and send you a total.

PayPal is quickest method of payment. If you don't have a PayPal account, there are easy instructions on their web page. Just use my email address to send payment to me.

If you prefer to pay by check or money order, send to: 

Dorothy Baker, 1806 Garden Street, West Lafayette IN  47906-2258.

For checks, please allow about 3 weeks for our bank to clear the check and send the money to us.


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.

© Ron Baker 2017