Handcrafts

Tablet weaving

Technology of tablet weaving is exceptional for its patterning possibilities; from simple lines and motifs to letters and complex animal or plant patterns. „Tablet“ (or „card“ in the US) is a plate, through which are threaded individual warp threads. Most… Continue reading

Natural dyes

History

Exclusively natural dyes were used from the Neolithic (after transition to agricultural way of life) to approximately half of the 19th century. Among the longest used dyes belong Rubia tinctorum (or related species, for shades of red, probably originally… Continue reading