Designing Deflective Double Weave Scarves
Dates: October 18 - October 21
Cost per ticket: $465
How do you describe what Deflected Double Weave is? Double Weave describes two layers of fabric
being woven simultaneously. This can be done as two layers that are joined at the edge to create a
double width fabric or it could be woven as Pattern Block Double Weave. The later technique creates
blocks of pattern with contrasting colors of different widths and heights. This is a very old structure
often seen in antique coverlets.
Deflected Double Weave is a little different. The key word here is deflected. Pattern blocks of Plain
Weave are joined together with lengths of unwoven warp and weft floats. These floats have the
opportunity to move and shrink when wet finished.
With that in mind, using yarns of different colors and shrinkage in both the warp and weft can produce
fabulous cloth that’s suitable for scarves and shawls and fabric for clothing.
During this workshop, students will be shown a variety of different Deflected Double Weave patterns.
This will help them make a choice as to what pattern they want to use for a scarf project. Each student
will choose their pattern and colors and start by warping a loom to weave a scarf. Much will be learned
by going through the warping process and then weaving their scarf. During class time, you will be
shown how the structure works so you can go on to later design your own patterns of Deflected Double
Weave. Towards the end of class you will be shown how to wash your finished woven scarf to achieve
that desired puckered look that is associated with the technique.
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.