Where did you get all the information and skills to begin with the weaving?
I looked up basically everything on the Internet myself – in Facebook groups, on YouTube, etc. There is not much literature in Czech, for example, the book ˈHome weavingˈ, but these are only the basics. I got a lot of information and precious advice in the FB group ˈWeaving not only of wrapsˈof which most of the Czech and Slovak weavers are members. However, I had to figure most of the things out myself, by the ˈtrial and errorˈmethod, from assembling of the loom to the weaving itself.
What was the first wrap you ever weaved?
I still have it and I will never sell it; its name is Chameleon. It is made of mercerised cotton, the Czech Sněhurka. This is not really an ideal material but it is affordable, easy to get in the Czech Republic and moreover, it has the Oeko-Tex certificate for children under 3 years of age. Nowadays, I use different materials, but this wrap is still very close to my heart.
Actually, despite having the loom for about a year and 9 months, I finished the Chameleon about a year ago. The first thing to come out of my loom was a scarf which took me about a half a year to weave.