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The Technique


The beam is made wrapping "single warp" sections around the roll: group of threads prearranged by the lay out on the creel.

The arrangement of the beams is the longest stage of the tapestries production process, and it requires up to four weeks.


Overview of the warp section


Roll of the warping machine that prepares the yarn that will be laid on the beam (empty space down on the right)

Finished beams

The beam loaded on the loom

With the loading of the beam on the loom the arrangement stage is done.

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