Thursday, December 03, 2009

Woven ribbons

The German town Wuppertal has a long history of ribbon weaving. In the Bandwebermuseum, the museum of ribbon weavers, housed in a school and only open two hours a week during term time, old machinery has been rescued and restored by enthusiasts and can now be seen in operation. My friend Gisela found out about the museum through a friend who is a friend of founder Irmlind Pesch, and from her visit sent me some samples of ribbons woven from old patterns on the looms in the museum.

For more information, visit the museum at,6,5


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