Summer and Winter Structure

Our weaving study group is learning about the structure of summer and winter and planning some projects. In some of the drafts we have looked at, there is a notation to use ” No Blocks”. Is there a reference you would suggest to understand how to handle this? This is a quick description of Summer […]

Summer and Winter block pattern

I have designed my own summer and winter block pattern. I wanted to separate part of the pattern with a ground, and I thought that the warp threads would go on 1,2.  But it doesn’t work.  I did a skeleton tie up for treadling….I gave up and left the ground out and it is working […]

Summer and Winter tea towels

I am making the Quilt Block Towels using the pattern from Best of Handwoven: Top Ten Towels on Eight Shafts.  It calls for 10/2 cotton at 24 epi.  I am going to be using 8/2 cotton for the warp and 8/2 Organic cotton for the weft.  Do you think I can get away with 20 […]

Summer & Winter for rugs

I have a question about Summer and Winter – why isn’t the tabby necessary if you use this structure to do rugs?   Wouldn’t the integrity of the cloth suffer (long floats??) Summer & Winter never has a float longer than 3, no matter how many times you repeat the units, so you don’t need to […]