Resources

Resources for Weavers

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South African Businesses

I have been a cabinet maker my whole life and loom and spinning wheel maker for 30 years. I do spesialise in handweaving equipment,wood turning, and make all sorts of craft supplies

Handcrafted spinning wheels by Julian Rossiter Weaving by Elizabeth Rossiter

Designers and makers of fine crafted knitwear

Fibre

Alpaca

Our main aim is to increase good herd stock in the country. Fleece and fibre are a bonus, which is very welcome to the craft as well as fashion industry

At Helderstroom we breed and raise alpacas. We also shear, card and hand spin the fibre into yarn, which is then hand knitted, woven or felted and made into a range of stylish, warm and unbelievably comfortable garments

We are very glad to introduce our herd of precious, coloured Suri- and Huayca-alpacas to you, as well as our first-class products made from their outstanding fleece.

Felt

Legend has it…Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woollen fibres.

South African Weaving Guilds

The Johannesburg Weavers and Spinners Guild of South Africa is made up of a group of people who are passionate about weaving, spinning, felting, dyeing and fibre art.

The Pretoria Weavers Guild of South Africa’s Facebook Page

South African Sites

Fibre Crafts ZA Webzine features articles on all fibre crafts including weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, knitting, lace, quilting and more…

International Links

Content for the Handspinning, Handweaving, and Traditional Needlework Communities Long Thread Media was founded by Linda Ligon, Anne Merrow, and John Bolton to publish Handwoven, PieceWork, and Spin Off, as well as offer information, education, and community to crafters in those fields.

Interweave is the home for DIY art and craft enthusiasts! From knitting to jewelry, new patterns to timeless tutorials, our experts have you covered!

An excellent resource for information about books on weaving, spinning, dyeing and knitting, as well as table of contents for Handwoven, Spin-off etc.

Handweaving.net is a digital weaving archive with drafts, historic weaving documents, and more. This website contains 69897 hand weaving drafts, many of which are public domain.

On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics

Podcasts

The Professional Weaver Society was founded based on the belief that we are stronger together. Our mission is to connect professional working weavers around the world with their peers and resources to help them succeed.

The Weave podcast brings together a community of weavers and makers, farmers and mill owners, loom manufacturers, textile artists, and sustainability experts, to tell the stories of the threads that bind us together.

Podcast Series of Interviews from the Maiwa School of Textiles

The Material Culture podcast explores narratives of weaving, (text)iles, art, manufacturing, history, and the people, workers and artists whose stories create the framework and understanding of living with cloth. We’re all part of a common thread – forever connected by the material language of touch, a tactile sensibility.

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