Each yarn is fed through eyelets to prevent tangling
Each eyelet is in line with the cone of yarn.
The yarns from the stand are grouped by hand and wound on to the warping frame.
Yarns are grouped when winding. This measured the width of the warp and marking the sections for the raddle.
The warp is chained. This keeps the yarns in order whilst transferring the warp from the frame to the loom.
The yarn is separated in to groups which are then placed into the raddle. This spreads the warp evenly whilst winding it on to the loom.
Each thread of yarn has to be threaded through its own heddle and then grouped through the reed.
Each yarn is threaded through a heddle.
Yarns in their heddles.
Each yarn gets grouped and pulled through the reed. This keeps the width of the yarp even.
The bobbin is wound ready to be placed in the shuttle.
Rhian weaves with a flying shuttle mechanism
Each piece of yarn gets beaten, this keeps the weave tight.
Rhian weaves on a AVL loom, that has a compu dobby and a flying shuttle.
Once a throw has been woven it is cut off the loom.
Threads are crossed when bobbins are changed
Darning smooths out knots from broken ends
Once a throw is washed it is tentered. This prevents the wool from shrinking and helps the throw keep shape as it dries.
The tenter frame is made up of many hooks which hold the fabric in place.