Weaving with Cotton and Wool


Here I experimented with weaving within my first year of textile design. I used a mixture of cotton and wool within my weave that had been dyed after they had been made into the warp. I used Direct dyes onto the cotton and wool warps as they are both cellulose (natural) fibres. Cotton coming from Seeds of cotton plants. Wool fibres typically come from the animals coat eg: sheep therefore being a natural fibre but not a plant based fibre i used an acid dye.


I found the weaving process fun even though the wool that i used was a little fragile therefore needed extra care and some more time carefully pulling it when setting up the loom. Overall I was pleased with the outcome of my weave and found that the techniques that i used contrasted and harmonized the colours well to show a aesthetically pleasing textile design piece.