There is a television series currently on here in the UK called Mastercrafts. Each episode centers on a traditional craft with 3 volunteers undertaking training in this craft. So far, they have covered Green Wood Craft, Thatching, Blacksmithing, Stained Glass and last week was all about Weaving.
Weaving is the subject I studied at University, so I simply had to watch, it's been such a long time since I did any. Now, I wasn't the best of students, preferring to spend my time at Uni drinking (alcohol, actually it was cider back then!) and watching bands play, any studying came a poor second. But nonetheless, I do still have a fair amount of woven samples to show for it...,
looking back, it's really hard to believe that I actually wove these,
everything was done from scratch, including dyeing all the thread,
Dobby Looms. Each design was pegged out using tiny wooden dowels or 'pegs', hammered into holes to create a 'peg plan' which told the loom which shafts to lift each time the foot peddle was pressed down.