Episode 18: Loom-Weight For It...

Loom weights tied onto the warp threads on a warp-weighted loom at the National Museum of Iceland. The Woven Road.

Loom weights tied onto the warp threads on a warp-weighted loom at the National Museum of Iceland. The Woven Road.

In this episode, we say hello to a new guest co-host, review some wonderful indie-dyed yarn, share a new wine and yarn pairing in The Lush Skein, and talk about evidence for looms in the archaeological record!

Egyptian wall art depicting two women weaving on a horizontal loom.

Egyptian wall art depicting two women weaving on a horizontal loom.

Loom weights from a warp-weighted loom, from http://21stcenturypilgrimsprogress.blogspot.is/

Loom weights from a warp-weighted loom, from http://21stcenturypilgrimsprogress.blogspot.is/

Decorated bone cards used for tablet weaving.

Decorated bone cards used for tablet weaving.

Whale bone weft beaters. Look closely and you can see the perpendicular use-wear markings from being pressed against the warp threads.

Whale bone weft beaters. Look closely and you can see the perpendicular use-wear markings from being pressed against the warp threads.