Weavers use manual and artistic skills to design and make rugs, blankets, cloth and other handicrafts.
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning ability to understand and apply the procedures of spinning and twisting yarns and fibres, and to use looms and pattern charts to weave products
- Spatial perception to set up looms according to pattern charts, customers' specifications or created designs to produce cloth and woven articles
- Motor co-ordination to move quickly and accurately to prevent and correct defective weaving, and to set up and adjust looms
- Manual dexterity to use the hands to thread materials through machine guides, and to install components such as gears, cams and shuttles in looms
- Innovative interest in synthesizing information and knowledge of yarn preparation and weaving techniques to create artistic designs in woven objects, and to produce woven articles
- Objective interest in operating looms or using the hands to interlace strips of flexible materials such as wool, cotton, silk, grass, bark and rawhide to make baskets, wreaths, wall hangings, clothing, rugs, blankets and other objects
- Methodical interest in manipulating and twisting warp strand ends together to prepare for weaving operations, and in counting number of filling and warp threads per square inch or centimetre to maintain specified weaving patterns
1*Upper limb co-ordination
L1Regulated inside climate
H3Equipment, machinery, tools
- Skills are often learned through apprenticeship with a master craftsperson.
- Training programs are offered by artisan guilds, colleges and private studios.
- A college diploma in fine craft techniques may be required.
- Creative ability and talent, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work and knowledge of safe handling of material, tools and equipment are required.
Fabric-making occupations in manufacturing (in 9442 Weavers, Knitters and Other Fabric-Making Occupations)
* Physical Activities
For this occupation, L
imb Co-ordination 2 (Multiple limb co-ordination) may also apply.