In Kente weaving, before the weaving system is completed, the materials and instruments/hardware required should be referred to and collected just as the creation processes. The instruments and materials required for the creation of kente texture include:
– Loom and its embellishments
– Yarns (arranged shadings)
– Drag stone (for radiating)
– Shed sticks (for tensioning of the twist)
– Winder and so forth
The creation processes for Kente weaving have been talked about beneath.
(I) Planning and planning: This includes the preparation and planning of the kente examples to be woven on a square paper with vertical and flat segments or ideally by the utilization of a diagram sheet. In the plan on the chart sheet, the upward section demonstrates the twist yarns while the flat segment represents the weft yarns.
(ii) Warping: This is the method involved with acquiring and deciding the length of twist yarns and the absolute number of finishes just as the shading examples of the twist yarns to be utilized for the kente weaving. It likewise helps significantly in getting the crosses in the twist for simple recognizable proof. Distorting is completed on a twisting plant or distorting board.
(iii) Beaming: This is the twisting of the twist yarns onto the roller after the raddle is utilized to spread and stretch the twist yarns.
(iv) Heddling: This is the death of the singular twist closes through the eye of the healds with the guide of a heddle snare. The heddling request relies upon the weave plan and this must be intended to know how to draw every one of the finishes through the eyes of the heddle. A loom with two heddle edges to be utilized for the creation of a plain weave has the heddling request as 1,2, 1,2 while a four heddle outlines loom has the heddling request as 1,2,3,4, 1,2,3,4.
(v) Reeding:- This is the most common way of passing the singular twist closes through the gouges of the reed with a reed snare. It should be noticed that at least two finishes can be gone through one scratch assuming texture smallness is required and furthermore in the event that the selvedge is to be reinforced.
(vi) Tying-up: It is the most common way of interfacing the heddle casings to the levers to shed. Kente cloth Like the heddling request, the tying up request is additionally subject to weave design. The twist yarns are attached to the drag stone and fabric roller.
(vii) Tensioning: Placing of heald shafts on pulleys and the proper scallop and tensioning.
(viii) Weft planning/Pirn winding: Preparing weft yarns on the bobbins or pirns for constant weaving process. The apparatus utilized for the twisting of the weft yarns is the bobbin winder.
(ix) Shedding: It is the raising and bringing down of the twist yarns by substituting the pedals or levers involving the feet to make an opening for the van to go through.
(x) Picking: It the single intersection of the bus stacked with bobbin from one side of the loom to the next to lay a weft yarn.
(xi) Beating up: This is the utilization of the reed to beat the recently embedded weft to the fell of the fabric.
It should be noticed that the essential or fundamental movements on the loom are the primary activities that occur during the genuine weaving, accordingly turns out to be important for the weaving system.