Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Weaving Demonstration

These photos were taken last December 2013, my family were invited  by a good friend of mine to a church event called Enter The Gates Of Bethlehem. My friend's co-worker is a member of that church. That's how she got invited and since it was an event opened to public she invited us too. My whole family came and she and her kids came too. It was a 3 day event where they featured how life would look like during Jesus times. They wore biblical outfits, there were artifacts, arts and crafts, and a presentation of Jesus's birth too.

I found this nice lady weaving at the corner of the room where  all the presentations were going on. So, I approached her and asked if I could take photos of her weaving. She was nice enough to let me and she even demonstrated how her weaving machine works.  She had been weaving since she was young and it became her hobby































Weaving is not new to me as I have seen people weaving in the country I came from. Mostly tribal people weaved their clothes and they also weaved clothes for a living. They make colorful and decorative weaved clothes with beads. This skill needs a lot of patience as it takes time to finish and make a fabric. 




























My family had a great time and we are hoping for another event like this in this coming December. I am not into sewing, quilting, knitting and any other types of dressmaking including weaving but I believe I can learn them If I put my heart into it. 

Weaving is a method of fabric production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth - Wikipedia

14 comments:

  1. I've never seen anyone weaving before. How interesting! Love the pics.

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  2. It is hard to believe at one time this was the only way to produce fabric at such a slow pace.

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  3. To think at one time this was how clothing and fabric was made it's hard to believe.

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  4. I've watched a friend do this and it's amazing how threads turn into cloth.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  5. wow!!! I can't believe that manual weaving is still existing, it's nice for kids to see how much weaving and how hard it is.

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  6. It's great to see an actual weaving demonstration. I haven't seen one yet. I think some tribes in the Philippines are still doing it.

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  7. I am always curious about learning how to weave and I know that is a very intricate job and so interesting. That would be awesome to even learn a little bit about it.

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  8. You seldom see this anymore. I remember our neighbor back then, they have this kind, they weave the abaca back then.

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  9. Hand weaving is a fun and creative way of making fabric. It is a shame it is not done more often.

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  10. I wish I knew how to do this. I have seen demonstrations in the past but I've always thought how fun it would be to make my own blanket or one for the kiddos.

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  11. You can learn weaving, but for now, we buy our clothing, for easy way of living. That's life just for now.

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  12. We have the mechanical weaving machines in our factory but I guess the hand made ones are still better.

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  13. This is so cool! It's amazing that many women here still practice man work weaving.

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  14. I would like to see this with my kids. It would be a fun and educational thing for them to learn.

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