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Patience and craft entwine to create unique textiles

The Weavery at Camphill Village Copake

Weaving is an ancient method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. The method in which these threads are inter-woven affects the characteristics of the cloth. In general, weaving involves using a loom to interlace two sets of threads at right angles: the warp which runs lengthwise and the weft that crosses it.

When you come into our weavery studio, you will be fascinated by this traditional craft. Our skilled weavers gather over 16 wooden looms and work together in harmony. The space is filled with the rhythmic sounds of shafts rising and falling, bobbins clacking and beaters beating.

Our weavers are involved in choosing fibers, color themes and setting up looms. With great love and care, we create striking and unique fabrics. We turn them into useful household items such as napkins, aprons and table runners. Our processed wool from our farm is hand-dyed, hand-spun, and woven into the very special scarf that brings warmth to your body and soul. We rescue plastic bags and plastic packaging materials and process them into yarn, with which we weave our famous handwoven plastic tote bag.

Another very special product that we create is our peat fabric, woven with peat fiber hand spun in Germany, with the belief that it would be actively protect against the effects of the electromagnetic forces.

From hundreds of threads, using traditional methods with dedication and patience, we produce useful textile items, bringing beauty and style to your home.