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Weaving: This Most Ancient Craft is Part of Being Human

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Weaving: This Most Ancient Craft is Part of Being Human

Did you know that weaving is most likely the oldest craft tradition known to humankind? Archaeological evidence indicates that weaving has been around for at least 20,000 years. Weaving materials to create fencing, nets, sandals, baskets, and textiles has been part of our human heritage for many hundreds of generations. Even braiding hair is a form of weaving! Perhaps this is why the simple act of weaving- stitching over and under and over and under- can be such a meditative and deeply satisfying process, producing a flow state and a respite from the busyness of the day.  In fact, weaving is so...

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How to Make Vertical Stripes In Your Weaving

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How to Make Vertical Stripes In Your Weaving

Horizontal stripes are achieved by weaving simple rows and periodically changing colors. Vertical stripes are another way to add interest to your design by introducing new patterns with your color palette. Here's how to do it.

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The Story of Churro Wool

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The Story of Churro Wool

The Churro wool yarn that is included in the Oaxaca Culture Kits and Wool Weaving Project has a fascinating history.

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