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Drop in and WEAVE!
August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2018
This is a free, family-friendly weaving program. It’s great for beginners, or those who want to try their hand at this worthwhile form of fiber art. Drop in and WEAVE at Slater Mill!
“Weaving is the action of producing fabric by interlacing warp and weft yarns at right angles to each other. This action can be produced on a frame, hand loom or automatic loom. The handloom has been around many years and with a significant development in 1733 when John Kay developed and patented the ‘Flying Shuttle’. This development helped fuel the industrial revolution. The first automatic loom was designed in 1784 by Edmund Cartwright and the next 47 years were spent perfecting this design until Kenworthy and Bullough developed the Lancashire loom in 1842. However this loom was not fully automatic and had to be stopped every time the shuttle needed new weft yarn. In 1984 George Draper and Son’s marketed the Northrop loom, a fully automatic loom, with a self feeding shuttle. It was named Northrop loom after its inventor ‘James Henry Northrop’. From 1942 technology advanced again with the invention of modern automatic and shuttle less looms. Today weaving is used in far more applications than any other textile manufacturing method.” – From a Brief History of Weaving
Saturdays in August from 10 a.m. to Noon.