What is the warp of a scarf or shawl?
When we talk about our scarves we often talk about it.
It is an important element of fabrics and an indispensable part in the weaving process.
Without warp, also called warp, there is no scarf or shawl.
It is one of the basic threads with which the fabric is braided.
Because weaving is nothing more than connecting different threads into a coherent whole.
Preparing the loom
It takes a lot of time and, above all, patience to weave a beautiful fabric.
Large balls of yarn are first unraveled and prepared for the loom.
Then the careful sorting and tensioning of the warp threads begins.
This is the base of the fabric.
Read also: how our scarves and shawls are made
The threads must first be passed through a (weaving) comb.
This comb will later press the weft.
Usually the weaver knots new warp threads to the remnants of a previous weave.
It is the most efficient and fast way to prepare the loom.
When the knotting is done and the warp has been tensioned, the weaving can begin.
Threads of the warp are alternately pulled up and down so that a spool of thread can slide through.
The weaver directs the transverse thread, the weft, through the warp.
She uses a wooden reel (boat) for this.
Then she presses the new threads with the wide comb.
Once the fabric is pressed, the weaver moves the top warp threads down and places the bottom warp threads on top.
This creates a new shaft for the next coil.
The yarn passes through this and again the weaver pulls the comb towards herself to press it all together.
And then the whole process starts again.
Warp threads go from top to bottom, the bobbin passes through again and is pressed.
The fabric grows slowly.
It is a meticulous job and the patience of the ladies never ceases to amaze us.
The time and attention they put into the weaving seems almost invisible in the final product.
But if you look closely at the detail of the scarf, you will find the craftsmanship and patience again.
Result to be proud of
Blue scarf with zigzag drawing€ 55,00
Blue brown scarf with star pattern€ 49,95
Blue scarf with pink€ 39,00
Yellow ton sur ton shawl€ 69,00
Light brown scarf with blue block pattern€ 29,00
Blue and green scarf with cross stripes€ 33,00
Blue with golden brown scarf with horizontal stripes€ 33,00
Blue and white scarf with interrupted stripe pattern€ 36,00