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Willoughby, Janet

Overview
Works: 35 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 267 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Instructional films  Educational films 
Classifications: TT848, 746.75
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Janet Willoughby
Publications by Janet Willoughby
Most widely held works by Janet Willoughby
Adinkra : Printed Ceremonial Cloths Of Ghana ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Intended to provide a complete and permanent record of surviving traditions and skills in textiles and crafts, the Ends of the Earth unique series show the processes in full, in detail and with all the clarity and colour made possible by modern video cameras. In many ways they are better than being there - pausing and replaying gives the possibility of checking again where the quickness of the hands has eluded or deceived the eye. ADINKRA - printed ceremonial cloths of Ghana All the designs and motifs on the the printed ceremonial cloths of Ghana have symbolic meaning and significance. This film, shot in Ghana explores and explains the designs as well as showing in detail the carving, dyeing and printing processes. Filmed in Ghana the contents include: making Adinkra print dye, carving the Adinkra stamps, printing Adinkra, dyeing funeral cloths, embroidered and woven joins, Adinkra designs
The Making of a Kilim : spinning, dyeing and weaving in Anatolia ( visu )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Filmed in central Turkey in the area of Konya, this video shows how wool is spun, dyed and woven into the designs of traditional Turkish kilims
Mirror work & embroideries of Kutch, India ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Filmed in Kutch, India, this program demonstrates traditional embroidery incorporating mirrors in the design
Backstrap weaving : traditional weaving in Guatemala and Mexico ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
This video unravels the secrets of back strap weaving widely practiced in Guatemala and Mexico
Traditional felt making in Turkey : kece, kepeneke, arakiye, and sikke ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
This video presents an accurate and faithful account of the craft of felt making, one of the oldest textile traditions
Traditional silk weaving in Thailand ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"This programme has been compiled as an acurate and faithful record of the silk producing and weaving processes. Includes the rearing of silkworms, reeling silk, tying and dyeing for weft ikat, weaving [and the] use of pattern heddies for supplementary weft"--Container
Kente : woven ceremonial cloths of Ghana ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"Kente is one of Africa's most celebrated textiles. Kente is woven in long, narrow bands. Finished strips are cut to the same length and sewn together to produce a large cloth"--Container
World Weaving Traditions ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Intended to provide a complete and permanent record of surviving traditions and skills in textiles and crafts, the Ends of the Earth unique series show the processes in full, in detail and with all the clarity and colour made possible by modern video cameras. In many ways they are better than being there - pausing and replaying gives the possibility of checking again where the quickness of the hands has eluded or deceived the eye. the mysteries of weaving techniques from across the world have been filmed entirely on location in villages in Africa, Asia, South and Central America. World Weaving shows some of the most beautiful hand woven textiles being produced and worn in their countries of origin. Part 1: Looms and Warps- Backstrap, Frame and Treadle looms from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Turkey, India, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Ghana. Warping processes for a scaffold warp, four sevedges on a backstrap loom, Kente and kilim weaving, for silk and cotton supplementary warp and weft weaving. Part 2: Weaving Techniques- Weft faced patterning by slit and interlocking tapestry, supplementary weft including Guatemalan brocades and Turkish cicim and carpet weaving. Warp faced patterning by pick up techniques including rare footage of Bolivian pick up weaving, supplementary warp weaving, Kente weaving, and finishing a four selvedge weaving. Ikat patterning by weft ikat in Thailand and India, warp ikat in Sumba, and double ikat in India and Bali
Adinkra : printed ceremonial cloths of Ghana ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Explores and explains the designs as well as showing in detail the carving, dyeing and printing processes
Ajrakh : mordant resist, batik and tie dye ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Ajrakh cloth is produced by the men of Indian Muslim communities to be used by them for shawls, lunghis, and turbans. This complex process of producing cloth using mordant resist was introduced by the Moghuls and are reputed to be of Sufi origin. The Ajrakh is the only remaining fabric using this process. This film shows in detail the making of the hand carved printing blocks, the block printed mordant and resist dyed process in Damadka, and the use of the indigo and alazarin/madder dyes. There is also a section on block printing with wax and the tying of saris and dupattas. Filmed in Kutch, India
The Ikats of Sumba : the dyeing and weaving of ceremonial cloths ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This program introduces the craft of ikat weaving. Ikats are woven in traditional, unique and original designs
The Ikats of Sumba : the dyeing and weaving of ceremonial cloths ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This program introduces the craft of ikat weaving. Ikats are woven in traditional, unique and original designs
Ajrakh : mordant resist, batik & tie dye ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The complex process of producing cloth by mordant resist was practised for more than a thousand years in India. Now Ajrakh remains the last cloth to be made by this method. The film shows in detail the making of the hand carved printing blocks and the block printed mordant and resist dyed process in Damadka
Batik in Java ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Shows batik processes in the traditional centres of Jogiakarta, Solo and Cirebon, with footage of the traditional costumes, wax application with Chantung and stamps
Thai hilltribe embroideries : Karen, Lisu, Akha, Yao, Lahu, Blue & White Hmong ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Over the last few centuries six quite distinct tribal groups have migrated to live in the mountains of Northern Thailand. They have brought with them their own culture, language and dress. This film shows the different dress of the Karen, Lisu, Akha, Yao, Lahu, Blue & White Hmong and how they adorn themselves with an extraordinary variety of embroidery."--Case-slip
Traditional silk weaving in thailand ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Isarn (N E Thailand) has been a cradle of sericulture and silk weaving for thousands of years. This film shows how the processes are still carried on by families in village houses where silkworms are grown and fed on mulberry leaves and the silk is reeled in the traditional way. The silk is then hand woven into sarongs scarves in traditional designs. Both weaving techniques used, weft ikat and supplementary weft, are extraordinarily fine, using unique processes and looms, producing wonderful vibrant cloth"--Container
Kalagas : Burmese embroidered tapestries ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The padded embroideries of Burma are virtually unique. They are produced on large frames so that a number of people can work on them. Their combination of legendary figures and animals using sequins, stones, and mirrors, create hangings unlike any others. Burma has been largely inaccessible for almost 50 years so this footage of this craft is new to the hand-craft industry and is exciting to view. You will see the designing process, the making of sequins, glass beads, and threads (gold and silver wound with tinsel), the appliqu ̌process, and the final sewing, assembly, and finishing of these tapestries. Filmed entirely in Burma
Traditional felt making in Turkey : kece, kepenek & sikke ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of traditional Turkish felt making, covering: preparing the wool; making a kecce; making a kepenek; making a sikke
Kalagas : Burmese embroidered tapestries ( visu )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Shows the process of producing kalagas, the elaborately embroidered tapestries of the Mandalay area of Burma. Metallic threads, sequins, colored stones, mirrors and padded appliques are used in depicting legendary figures and animals
Backstrap weaving : traditional weaving in Mexico and Guatemala ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Backstrap weaving allows the weaver to weave in any location. See how the complex and colorful traditional fabrics of Mexico and Guatemala can be produced by a few sticks and balls of yarn, and much more
 
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