ANST - twill tape weaving

Stefan li Rous stefan at
Wed Apr 25 22:22:47 PDT 2001

Greetings to the list,

I received this inquiry recently. However, what little I know about
weaving comes from what I've learned off of various lists over the
years, so all I could really do was point her to some files in my

If any of you weavers can help them, please do. Please remember that they
are not on this list, so send any answers to them at: <PPutnam at>
and <JLAatWBF at>.

They have also given permission to forward this to any SCA weaving lists.
I think there are some, but I'm not on any.


> Subject: twill tape weaving
> Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 08:17:31 MST
> From: "Putnam, Phyllis" <PPutnam at>
> To: "Mark.S Harris (rsve60)" <mark.s.harris at>
> Many pocketbooks used in the 18th C. were bound with a twill tape.  Were
> these commercially woven or could they also have been woven by an individual
> on a rigid heddle loom using cards.  What style and size loom was used as
> weavers certainly would not have used a large loom for small items.  
> I have a collection of 18th and 19th C. rigid heddle looms and would like to
> weave my own twill tape, but I do not know how to do the set up.
> In order to demonstrate this weaving in Colonial Williamsburg, I will need
> some sort of documentation.  Otherwise, I can weave the tape at home.
> Also is there any other method of weaving twill tape, not using a rigid
> heddle loom?
> I would appreciate it  you would respond to Phyllis Putnam here in
> Williamsburg and also to me, Jeanne Asplundh JLAatWBF at
> Thank you for your help.
> Jeanne Asplundh

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