Complimentary Plain Weave
Dates: June 2 - June 4
Cost per ticket: $375
This weave structure is also sometimes known as double weave overshot. The reason is because overshot threadings can be can be easily arranged to this weave structure. For that matter, any twill or twill derivative threading can be used. When you look at the woven fabric it has the look of overshot but lacks the long surface floats. It appears to be plain weave. Light and dark threads in the warp and weft interlace on the front and back surfaces of the fabric making areas of pattern similar to double weave. It simply magical.
Tom has designed this workshop so each student will be introduced to five different overshot patterns comparing each threading. During this workshop you will pick one of the patterns and choose two contrasting colors of Tencel to warp and weave a soft and luxurious scarf. If you would prefer a table runner or placemats instead of a scarf, two contrasting colors of cotton will do the trick well. Whatever your preference, warping and weaving your own example of Complimentary Plain weave will give students the tools to weave more of this fascinating weave structure.
All materials are included with tuition.
All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.
For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.
Tom Knisely has made his career from his interest and love of textiles from around the world. Tom has been studying, collecting, and teaching others about weaving and spinning for more than four decades.