English Civil War weaving

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cdonovan
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English Civil War weaving

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Hello everyone, newbie here so please be kind! I'd like to do weaving at English Civil War renactment events, but am not completely sure what techniques were most commonly used. I think it is pit-treadle looms for wider spans of wool and linen fabric (I'm not doing that, you have to sit in a hole!) and tablet weaving for narrow decorative strips. Is this right, does anyone know?

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If you're on facebook,look at the ECWS living history group...just their type of query!
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Will do, thanks for the tip!

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are you on Ravelry? Quite a lot of weavers over there with an interest in historic methods. Maybe start with the Historic Sewing group there and see what they suggest http://www.ravelry.com/groups/historic-sewing

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