ARTe VallARTa Museo


January 31, February 1, 2, 2024


Schedule first day 10am to 2pm

10 am to 10:30 am  – welcome presentation of the Workshop

10:30 am to 11.30am – Basic theory about the technique of weaving on a Jalisco waist loom history cosmogony and names of the parts that make up the loom

11:30 to 12:30pm-  Preparation of the loom by measuring the warp which will give us the measurement of the final piece. Color selection

12:30 to 1:00pm – Break

1:00 pm to 2:00pm-  loom assembly

2:00pm departure

The other 2 days will be working on your individual project with a short break from 12:30 to 1Pm.
In this class the students will learn how to make the shed on the loom to weave at their looms and the differences between warp and weft

The Back strap loom is a pre Hispanic instrument that helped the Mesoamerican women in the elaboration of clothing, allow them to develop creativity and had them printed on a variety of fabrics. It is mainly manufactured by two groups of thread: Urdimbre, which are the vertical threads that define the length and width of the weave. And the Trama that are the threads that overcross horizontally over the urdimbre.

To set the loom you need to tighten the extremes of the urdimbre to two pieces of wood called enjulios that will hold the weave and will define the width. The top extreme of the loom has to be tight to an unmovable point -a tree or post- as the bottom is held with a mecapal, that is a sort of belt that the person holds on the waist to stretch the loom.


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