Videos of Interest

Links to web sites that members have submitted


HOW TO SPIN FLAX YARN ON A SPINNING WHEEL 1930s SILENT MOVIE – this is a youtube video and you may have to deal with an AD prior to viewing.

Mary Zicafoose – film MIDWAY  (starts at about 3min)  and an intro to her IKAT book.

Ethel Stein, Master Weaver  VERY INTERESTING … from Scotty Lyons

The last surviving sea silk seamstress …  from Sue Arnold

Another one from our Holly Brackmann:
On the making of a pashmina.    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.

From Holly Brackmann:
“It is quite interesting to think about this manufacturing in relation to commercial fabric”
Printed Fabric Production

Another from Holly/Roger:
6,000-year-old fabric reveals Peruvians were dyeing textiles with indigo long before Egyptians

From Mirka Knaster via Lolli:
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.
Reconstruction of Norway’s oldest garment

From Jenny Heard via Lolli:
Francisco was one of the weaver’s involved in the group Jean Pierre organized in Oaxaca in which Jenny and Jackie participated.
Family of Franciso Martinez honor Old Mexico Culture in their Finely Woven Wool Rugs

And something a little more light weight … from Elaine Todd
A PIXAR short about a sheep and acceptance  BOUNDIN’