This video was sent to me by Judy in the current weaving class. It is so interesting to think about the material, environmental and aesthetic conditions that these weavers were working within. Some things seem so similar, the basic twill colour and weave for one, and the need for a functional garment. The cut of the garment however, is so very different from our fashion systems current waste in design construction. Some designers are working from a zero waste approach and certainly I think hand weavers who actually go through the process of warping and weaving (maybe even gather the fleece and spin it), you are more inclined to want to utilize every last inch!
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