Videos of Interest

Links to web sites that members have submitted


How to Spin Flax Yarn on a Spinning Wheel, 1930’s
Ethel Stein, Master Weaver – Chicago Art Institute
On the making of Pashmina
Webs of Knowledge: Untangling Textile Production in Ancient Greece
Printed Fabric Production
Family of Franciso Martinez honor Old Mexico Culture in their Finely Woven Wool Rugs
Reconstructing Norways oldest garment
A PIXAR short about a sheep and acceptance
Suzanne da Rosa
Historical Lace Knitting
Mary Zicafoose
University of Nebraska Interview
A Conversation with Mary Zicafoose and Jane Patrick
The History of Hand Knitting From the 10th Century

More video links

Mary Zicafoose – film MIDWAY  (starts at about 3min)  and an intro to her IKAT book.
The last surviving sea silk seamstress …  From Sue Arnold
6,000-year-old fabric reveals Peruvians were dyeing textiles with indigo long before Egyptians – From Holly & Roger
Shetland Lace Shawl Knitters, 1964

Notes & video information

Notes on the making of pashmina from Holly Brackmann
Pashmina is a 100% handmade process using the same precise gestures for centuries.  Mughal Princess reveals its secrets.
Ladakh “land of high passes” Cashmere Down is first made into yarn with a spinning wheel and then hand-woven on a wooden loom.  The resulting shawl is then dyed in a traditional way and can be embellished with embroidery. To do the design they print using a wooden pad and then it is sewn with embroidered silk, meticulous work that can last for weeks or even years.  In Srinagar, Kashmir the creation of a pashmina is art.

Notes on the reconstruction of Norway’s oldest garment from Mirka Knaster Lolli Jacobsen:
Rapid melting of glaciers over the past few years has resulted in hundreds of old archaeological items emerging from the ice in Oppland, Norway, On the 4th of August, 2011 archaeologists from Oppland County and Museum of Cultural History, Oslo found what at first glance appears to be a rolled-up piece of fabric, It turns out to be a well-preserved tunic from around AD 300. Norway’s oldest garment, dating back 1700 years. This film shows the reconstruction of the tunic, the way it may have been done, 1700 years ago.

Notes on the Family of Francisco Martinez Finely Woven Wool Rugs from Jenny Heard via Lolli Jacobsen:
Francisco was one of the weaver’s involved in the group Jean Pierre organized in Oaxaca in which Jenny and Jackie participated.