On our last full day in Aubusson we visited two different weaving studios, a conservation studio, and Roger Thierry’s dye studio.
Below is Episode #10 of my France video blog.
The photo below is from Atelier A2. I wanted to capture how the shedding works on the Aubusson looms. As you can see, each set of treadles is connected to the two sheds in the area where the weaver is sitting. This allows several weavers to work on one loom as they are only treadling the section they are working on. The heddles loop around the warps from the underside and there is no need for a castle like you’d see on low-warp looms in the United States.
I want to be a heddler!