Monday, June 25, 2012

Almgrens Silk Weavery

I spent a couple of days in Stockholm in may and one of the places I visited was Almgrens sidenväveri a museum in central town there they still do some weaving but not anywhere close to how large it once was The looms are jaquard looms and this means the pattern is made by punchcards that rotate through a system and you can change the pattern in the loom simply by changing punchcard Since the punchcard makes the pattern there´s only one "pedal" ( trampa) that feeds the punchcard and there was plenty of silk on the shelves The museum is in the part of Stockholm called "Söder"; South A place there my mother was born over 80 years ago

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