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slynging or foot weaving

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:32 pm
by 40/- freeholder
Can anyone point me in the direction of any printed or online instructions on how to do this? It's the technique described in Woven Into the Earth for making borders on the Greenland hoods, but the diagram given there is too schematic to work out how this is done.

Re: slynging or foot weaving

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:39 am
by Neil of Ormsheim
I have a book called - En Vikingemarkedsplads. ISBN - 87-87902-65-6. It's in Danish but the section onbraiding has useful illustrations, including "slyngastocka" which, I assume, is the sort of braiding you are after. It invloves hanging 4 cords vertically - each weighted at the end - and two people slinging (throwing) the weights in a predetermined pattern to each othe to braid the cords.

Re: slynging or foot weaving

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:57 am
by lucy the tudor
I think the one you mean is also the one known as Hald or Viking whipcord, which doesn't involve feet.
I make the bobbins for it, it's great fun and can make some lovely patterns if you get a good rhythm going with your partner :$

Re: slynging or foot weaving

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:07 pm
by 40/- freeholder
Thanks for the responses but I think we are talking about different things. The sketch in Woven Into the Earth clearly shows a circular warp with heddles, tensioned by the foot.

Re: slynging or foot weaving

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:53 pm
by The sempster
Hi, I know what you mean, and I had a chat about it this summer. Let me get back to the lady I was talking to, and refresh my informations, and I'll post it here. It IS quite interesting

Re: slynging or foot weaving

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:49 pm
by lucy the tudor
Circular warp? Sounds fascinating, will be waiting eagerly... is it anything I can make the heddles for, if it is "authentic"?