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Hand-Loom Weaving

Mattie Phipps Todd

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HAND-LOOM WEAVING- A MANUAL for school and home - THE TABLE CONTENTS - An Introduction. Chapter One. Chapter Two. Chnpter Three. Chapter Four. Chapter Five. Chapter Six. Chapter Seven. Chapter Eight. Chapter Nine. Chapter Ten. Chapter EZevelz.MoreHAND-LOOM WEAVING- A MANUAL for school and home - THE TABLE CONTENTS - An Introduction. Chapter One. Chapter Two. Chnpter Three. Chapter Four. Chapter Five. Chapter Six. Chapter Seven. Chapter Eight. Chapter Nine. Chapter Ten. Chapter EZevelz. Chapter Twelve. Chapter Thirteen. Chapter OartePZ. Chajter Ft fteen. The Index . . . PAGE By AZice W. CooZey . 7 Primitive and Modern Looms 13 A Chat on Weaving . 22 First Steps in Weaving . . . 3 0 Methods of Stringing Warp . 42 . Materials . . 48 Directions for Dyeing . 54 Methods of Splicing Materials for Weaving . . . . . 79 Rug and Mat Weaving. . . 8 2. Hammocks . . . . . . . 93 Raffia Xfats . . . . . . . 10 2 iscellaneouWse aving . . 106 Oriental Rugs . . . . . . . . I 19, Navajo Blankets . . . . 133 Songs, Games, and Stories . 141 A List of Helpful Books and Magazine Articles . 151 T te Table of Contents - FOR many years we, the teachers of the United States assembled in village, city, State, and national conventions, have recited our creed and chanted it in all keys. We believe that Inan is a trinity, three in one - head, heart, and hand, one sot11 made manifest - ve believe that this union is vital and indissoluble, since what God hath joined together may not be rent asundel- we believe that this three-fold man, being put to school on earth to grow, may devise and bring to successful issue no scheme of education that is out of harmony with the plan of the Creator. Congratulating ourselves upon our ready and distinct utterance of this lofty thought, we have calmly returned to our man-devised book-schools for the acquisition of knowledge, in order to forward some plan for the accumulation of more Itnowledge. But wisdom lingered Here andthere voices were raised that would not be silenced You sang your beautiful song what are you ooing to do about it In the words e of John Our creed are now necessary Stuart Mill, It is now time to assert in deeds, since the power of words is well-nigh exhausted. Investigators, studying this union of head and hand from the physiological side, hurled truths at us that startled us from our lethargy. Every stimulus poured into nerve cells through the avenues of the senses tends to pass out in motor action, which causes muscular movement. In every idea are vitally united the impression and the tendency to expression in action. The nervous system consists of the fibres which carry currents inward, the organs of central redirection, and the fibres which carry them outwardsensation, direction, action. Since control means mental direction of this involuntary discharge of energy directed muscular movement, control of the muscles means development of will as well as of skill. To prevent or cut off the natural outflow of nervous energy results in fatigue and diseased nerves. Unrestrained and, uncontrolled expenditure of nervous energy results in lawlessness and weakened will. Men of science said These are facts about man...