Warp and weft

Canada, 1952

Film
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Weaving, one of man’s oldest arts, still offers pleasure and opportunity for self-expression to both beginner and expert. We watch a class of weavers, under expert guidance, “dress” their looms and weave the useful and attractive articles of their choice, a delicate evening scarf, fabric for a suit, or the practical table mats woven by a beginner. The process of weaving is seen in close-up and slow motion. Traditional Scottish and European designs are shown with excellent contemporary work from every part of Canada, indicating the popularity of the craft today.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Tom Daly

Duration

00:09:48:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1952

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011657

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Weavers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Weaving

Crafts & Visual Arts → Weavers

Crafts & Visual Arts → Weaving

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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