Pineapple Plants to Cloth: Part Two: Making Threads

Pineapple fibers are too short to be threads for weaving. They are joined with a specific knot to make the long threads needed.


This group of people are knotting the fibers to make long threads.


This woman has been tying for a long time.


This young girl is showing the joined fibers she has knotted together.


The threads fall into a bowl as they are tied. Later they are draw out of the bowls for warp threads in this studio—without any snarls!


This “pancake” came from one of the bowls. The threads will be drawn from it for warping. I brought one home just because it was beautiful and fascinated me. The end of the top thread was marked so one knows where to start.


4 thoughts on “Pineapple Plants to Cloth: Part Two: Making Threads”

    • No, but I imagine it is the same for bast fibers. It would be interesting if different bast fibers used different knots. Try looking up wisteria being used to weave cloth and other bast fibers.
      Peggy

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