Hand-loom Weaving: A Manual for School and Home

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Rand, McNally, 1902 - Weaving - 160 pages
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Page 24 - The more we feel the high stern-featured beauty Of plain devotedness to duty, Steadfast and still, nor paid with mortal praise, But finding amplest recompense For life's ungarlanded expense In work done squarely and unwasted days.
Page 143 - Give us, oh, give us the man who sings at his work ! Be his occupation what it may, he is equal to any of those who follow the same pursuit in silent sullenness. He will do more in the same time — he will do it better — he will persevere longer.
Page 15 - The shuttle performs the double office of shuttle and batten, and for this purpose is made like a large netting needle, and of a length somewhat exceeding the breadth of the piece. This apparatus the weaver carries to a tree, under which he digs a hole large enough to contain his legs and the lower part of the geer.
Page 15 - Patience and dexterity necessary of treadles, and his long shuttle, which also performs the office of batten, draws the weft through the warp, and afterwards strikes it up close to the web.
Page 145 - Choose, for the body of your rug, carpet yarn of a color you will like in the room where you will put it. What color that looks well with this, will you choose for the stripes ? String your loom with one long piece of warp. Draw it so it feels firm. Leave long, free ends. Thread your needle or shuttle...
Page 9 - Haply from them the toiler, bent Above his forge or plough, may gain A manlier spirit of content, And feel that life is wisest spent Where the strong working hand makes strong the working brain.
Page 70 - Coloring depends on temperature of the dye depends upon the thorough distribution of the mordants and color in the dye- bath. Generally it is advised to strain the dye before it is added, 'but, as an even tone is not the desired result for this special handicraft, I never follow this suggestion. "The proper temperature for introducing the color in the bath is not over 1 50 F., but if one has not a bath thermometer, the temperature must be very hot, yet far below boiling point. Temperature plays...
Page 70 - ... it should be done on a large scale with vats and suitable reels, etc., but as it is likely to be done by an amateur, in a small way. When the bath is too hot, the cloth takes the dye unequally and is quite spotted. A little irregularity is necessary for a play of color, but it should be secured in a definite way and only to a certain degree, and not as the result of accident. If the cloth has come out spotty, it may be redipped, having added more dye and mordants to the bath, but it will come...
Page 82 - Tliese formulas are the basis for numerous tones carefully subdividing1 any given formula for both dyes and mordants, and increasing the proportion of any particular color desired. If the cloth should fail to take up the dye properly after boiling the full time, increase the quantity of acid, lifting the cloth out when adding the acid to the dye bath.
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