Finds from places as far flung as Peru show that doublecloth has existed for several thousands of years. The oldest known find in Sweden has been carbon-14 dated to the 9th century AD. The technique became firmly established in Bohus County, where it was known as Finnweave. Wool and linen were often the materials used. The woven cloth consists of at least two layers of weave, in different shades. Patterning is formed through the interchange of warp ends from each layer, by means of a special pick-up method. In Bohus County, these weavings were richly decorated with Christian and pre-Christian symbols and called 'täcken' (coverlets). They were used to adorn the home, at weddings, christenings and funerals. Since most of these areas of usage are less wide spread these days, there is a risk that the skills relating to and knowledge of the technique will also disappear. "9 weavers" are convinced doublecloth has a future. Using the old technique as our springboard, we have therefore developed new areas of usage, designs and materials, creating products that fit in with contemporary settings.