Hi, I'm Virag here on Weavolution. I am fascinated by Central Asian and Anatolian weaving and am currently working on learning forms that would have been used to decorate yurtas. I'm working on cut pile weaving on a Mirrix tapestry loom although I have a larger tapestry loom I hope to press into service after some repairs. I'm also facinated by the Central Asian version of the ground loom and am currently studying techniques to make terme (yurt bands). My next yurt band foray will probably be the pile/pileless bands. I'm very interested in how the structure is made. Currently I'm weaving a jajim using warp substitution method with Bolivan Warmi shared over in the backstrap forum. I'm also interested in learning to weave kilims and the soumak technique. I'm attaching a pic of my first cut pile project. I was able to take a short class on the technique over the summer and have picked up an informative video on the subject recently as well. I wish there were folks around me that did this type of weaving as well...it's so fun!
cut pile beginning
Jajim inspired by traditional Uzbek pieces
I'd Love advice:>.