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To weave is another country enterprise that can be wool-based or today use man-made fibres or linen thread.

The basic principles of weaving are easy to acquire. With a full textbook and a simple loom it is no time at all before you are able to construct simple pieces. The most awkward parts initially are chaining the warp and then fitting it to the loom. This process really needs two pairs of hands. If help is available, all that is lost is your temper. If not, you will have to employ the aid of odd things such as chair-backs; at least there is nobody to see the first hair-raising attempts.

The width of fabric you can produce is entirely governed by the width of your loom. It is always advisable to buy the widest loom you think you will need from the outset. Otherwise your work will be limited.

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