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Textile production chain

Weaving Communities of Practice seeks to recover and reanimate traditions associated with the chain of regional textile production, including:

  • Control over territorial management, grazing and herding practices and animal enclosure to prevent over-grazing
  • Practices of animal rearing to prevent high mortality amongst the young
  • Techniques of shearing to preserve the quality of the animal fibres, including the processes of combing and carding
  • Recovery of the finest spinning instruments used in the past
  • Exploration of past and present use of natural dyes and methods of cultivating plants to avoid over-use
  • Recovery of practices of textile manufacture, including the setting up of the loom, warping, weaving and finishing
  • Re-tracing the social life of textiles, including ways of using, wearing, distributing and valuing textile products