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Fiber Arts

Peasant Blouse From Romania With Antique Embroidery Stitches

Antique Embroidery Motifs on Late 1800s Romanian Peasant Blouse

Amazing Tiny Antique Embroidery Stitches Worked With Metallic Thread on Late 1800s Romanian Peasant Blouse The good thing about being an antique collector is that you never know what you will find. The adventure...
Weaving With Heddle Rods

Traditional Weaving with Heddle Rods and Weaving Swords

Traditional Weaving in Romanian Villages of Bucovina I never doubted that people put a lot of time and effort into traditional textile crafts. But three women traditional weaving a folk skirt together was beyond...
Yarn Preparation Before Weaving

Traditional Textile Crafts Demonstration – How Yarn Winders Work

Traditional Textile Crafts of Romania – Doing Yarn Preparation Before Weaving With Yarn Winders and Spinners How often we see primitive yarn winders in use? Thinking back a few years, when watching these antique...
Threading The Heddles

Traditional Weaver from Romania Loom Warping The Old Fashioned Way

Traditional Weaver Aurelia Cârdei Loom Warping Narrow Warp Faced Bands A few days back, I wrote about our visit at traditional weaver Aurelia Cârdei, who was happy to show us how setting up a...
Floor Loom Parts and Accessories Heddles

Setting Up a Loom for Weaving: Assembling the Parts

Setting Up a Loom for Weaving: Assembling Floor Loom Parts and Accessories In the video above, Romanian artisan Aurelia Cârdei is setting up her loom for weaving. We met Aurelia the week before Christmas,...
Hand Weaving Romanian Traditional Floral Pattern

Hand Weaving Demonstration of Romanian Traditional Waist Belt

81-YO Textile Artisan Jacotă Maria Hand Weaving a Romanian Traditional Floral Pattern What I love about rural people is their friendly nature. They are happy to receive visitors. No matter how busy they are,...
Traditional Loom Weaving in Romanian Village of Straja Bucovina

Traditional Loom Weaving in the Romanian Village of Straja, Bucovina

Romanian Fiber Artist Morar Maria Demonstrates Traditional Loom Weaving a Square Black and White Pattern Peasant Bag Specific to the Village of Straja, Bucovina While visiting the village of Straja, Bucovina, we could observe...
Beaded Embroidery Patterns on Romanian Peasant Blouses

50 Beaded Embroidery Patterns on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Intricate handmade beaded embroidery patterns on Romanian peasant blouses from the regions of Bucovina and Oltenia found on very old textiles of Romania, featuring floral designs. The blouses with bead embroidery embellished with such generosity were worn...
Hemp Processing for Fiber Heckling

Hemp Processing for Fiber – Traditional Methods in Romanian Villages

A peasant’s existence was based on linen, cotton and hemp processing. Women were trained into traditional fiber arts since childhood. Hemp fiber was often used to make towels, peasant blouses for men and women, tight...
Romanian Traditional Folk Apron Specific to Villages of Bucovina

Textile Artisan Traditional Loom Weaving With Multiple Shuttles

Rural Textile Artisan Loom Weaving Horizontal Stripes Pattern with Multiple Shuttles In the region of Bucovina, North Romania, the folk apron is a straight piece of cloth, woven on a loom, wrapped around the waist...
Romanian Peasant Blouses With Beaded Floral Patterns

Romanian Peasant Blouses With Amazing Beads Embroidery

Few days back, I ran into a private collection of traditional floral patterns from the northern region of Bucovina. Romanian peasant blouses with heavy beaded embroidery patterns are worn on important social events. The...
Loom Weaver Makes Folk Skirts at 82

Loom Weaver Still In-Service Makes Folk Skirts for Community at 82-YO

Retired Romanian Loom Weaver Handcrafting Traditional Clothing for Village Community In the region of Bucovina, the folk skirt worn as part of the Romanian costume, is a rectangular piece of cloth, woven on a loom,...
Romanian Textile Weaving Demonstration Slit Weave Tapestry

Textile Weaving Demonstration Specific to Sapanta Village, Maramures

Romanian Textile Weaving Demonstration – Slit Weave Tapestry In the village of Săpânța, famous for it’s main attraction – The Merry Cemetery – we ran into many colored textiles exposed for sale outside the...
Fulled Weaving A Felt Like Fulled Wool Fabric

Fulled Weaving for Felting or Fulling Wool Fabric Pănură

Fulled Weaving A Felt Like Fulled Wool Fabric – Vadmal Postav, Dimie, Pănură In the days before the fall of communism, in rural areas of Romania, girls at a young age would learn to...
Spinning Chunky Yarn Manually

Spinning Chunky Yarn in Maramureș – A Thick Wool Weft

Hand Spinning Chunky Yarn in Maramureș – A Single Ply Bulky Yarn Nestled along the Cosău valley, the village of Budești, home to a UNESCO wooden church dating back to 1643, is a beautiful...
Hand Spinning Hemp Fiber

Spinning Hemp Fiber Performed by 19 YO Vladimir Andrei

19 Years Old Romanian Textile Artisan Vladimir Andrei Does Preparation and Spinning Hemp Fiber On the verge of the 4th industrial revolution, the era of the robots doing people’s tasks and 3D printers creating...