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What is Jacquard Weaving?
As some may well know, Jacquard looms revolutionized the textile industry in a big way. Before the Jacquard looms were introduced, highly detailed and ornate fabrics would take several months or even years to develop. The Jacquard looms addressed this problem by pioneering a system that is considered the first type of coding and programable device. Punch cards were designed for each fabric pattern in order to dictate what color yarns were being pulled up and pushed down in the loom, while the weaver would control the yarn moving back and forth in the loom horizontally. This level of automation at the time not only cut the weave time down drastically, but the price of the fabric as well.
How do colors work in weaving?
All of our colors (147 individual color swatches) are crafted and refined by skilled weavers and artist in order to be able to recreate any image in a woven tapestry. Each color consists of six colors of yarn (red, blue, green, yellow, black, and white), and each color alternates in the structure of the weave in order to create each unique color swatch.
Our premier fabric is a woven soft tapestry. It is a versatile fabric that can function as a throw, wall tapestry, picnic blanket, or even sewn into a fashion project. Standard Finishing option, Fringe 1.5” long. Tapestry is made of 95% cotton 5% poly approximately 14 oz/Square Yard. Most of the cotton used is recycled.
54” width upholstery weight fabric is sold as yardage. Yardage requires a design set up to the width of our looms that can be seamlessly repeated vertically. 54″ = 1600 pixels width, 1 yard increments. 1″ = 30 pixels length. Raw edge runs along sides, fringe length approximately .2″
A growing collection of tools and resources for artists who want to start weaving.