Here is some weaving history from Manitoba that may be of interest.
"It has been found from years of experience in Quebec, in the Maritime
Provinces, in Newfoundland and in the United States that a five or six
weeks’ course is sufficient to teach farm women or girls to be able to
make almost anything in their homes in the way of blankets, curtains,
bedspreads, tablecloths, towels, material for making dresses or suits
and so forth."
"the judges in Quebec were most enthusiastic about the high quality of
the workmanship, and the clever designs and composition of the various
pieces. They said that these qualities were quite unexpected. We are
told that the Supervisors and teachers in Quebec who have had twelve or
more years of experience “examined this material not without some