First Grade


The First Grade – Points to be tested (Under revision)

17. How to weave with a variation of weft threads – Part 3

1) Many colour interlock
2) X – shape cloth weaving
3) Tube cloth weaving
4) Using different material as weft

18. How to weave with a variation of warp threads – Part 2

1) Lace-like weaving
2) Using very heavy threads as warp
3) Irregular threading
4) Warp-faced weaving
5) Weft-faced weaving
6) Drawing the warp threads
7) How to use a comb reed
8) Weaving without a reed
9) Variation of basket twill (reversible)
10) Making the warp threads the weft, and make a loop-shaped cloth

19. How to weave with a variation of warp threads – Part 3

1) Adding a small number of warp threads
2) Adding many warp threads
3) Frill weaving
4) How to add a ready-made warp of elastic threads

20. Dyeing

1) Dyeing with threne dye
2) Dyeing cotton threads
3) Dyeing silk threads
4) Dyeing wool threads
5) Dyeing with vegetables
6) Splashed pattern dyeing of warp threads
7) Painting many colours on warp threads

21. Warping – Part 2 (Advanced)

1) Interlock warping
2) Warping the splashed pattern threads in order (1)
3) Warping the splashed pattern threads in order (2)
4) Warping the elastic threads

22. How to use bobbin winder

1) How to make textured threads
2) How to make a rope
3) How to fold the threads
4) How to spin

23. Knowledge about weaving threads / yarns (Material)

1) Cotton
2) Wool
3) Silk
4) Linen
5) Rayon
6) Cashmere
7) Synthetic Fiber
8) How to arrange the pattern threads in order

24. Finishing of woven cloth – Part 2

1) How to wash the cloth
2) How to make fringes

25. Spinning

1) How to use a spinner
2) How to use a spinning wheel
3) How to use an electronic spinning machine

26. Double Beam

1) How to use double beam

27. 4-harnesses weaving – Part 1 (Theory)

1) Characteristics of the counter-balance system and the spring system
2) How to read the weaving drafts
3) How to make a weaving draft looking at the woven cloth

28. 4-harnesses weaving – Part 2 (Practice)

1) How to set-up of the 4-harnesses attachments
2) Tie-up
3) How to switch the pedals
4) Plain weaving
5) Tatami-Ori
6) 2/2 twill weaving
7) 3/1 twill weaving
8) 1/3 twill weaving
9) Lace weaving
10) Double cloth weaving (tube)
11) Double cloth weaving (joined at one side)
12) Double cloth weaving (weaving a mesh-like pattern layer above another layer)

29. Maintenance of the loom and other

1) How to add/remove the wire heddles
2) How to replace the cords of the heddle roller
3) How to maintenance the reeds