Re: Question: Resources for Cut Pile rug Weaving Knot Waste


The weavers of Kostandovo also used a continuous strand; using something like a razor to cut the yarn immediately after tying and then scissors to trim the excess at the row level (they each had a small cardboard box next to them holding multiple balls of yarn).

I did see sacks of trimmings piled up in a storage room (they were fine enough to remind me of wool prepared for tweed yarn).

Below is a video (from AP) showing the process (they are lightening fast).

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