Twills on Four

Twills on Four

An in Depth Look at the World of Twills on the Four Harness Loom

This is the perfect third workshop to do at Jane Stafford Textiles…

Even if you have a multi-shaft loom (more than four harnesses) it is so beneficial to understand how to create your own patterns on four shafts first. Weavers are often under the impression that you can only weave small twills on a four shaft loom but, alas, that is not the case. You will weave several gamps in this workshop, one with small twills, and one with large twills. You will learn how to create your own twill threading combinations, explore 3/1, 1/3 and 2/2 twills, and transform four shaft twills into Shadow Weave. You will take Colour and Design techniques to the next step by exploring them with twill tie-ups. And if that is not enough, you will also become a competent drafter by the end of this workshop.

At the end of these five days you will leave with a bounty of information that will provide the foundation for explorations of more complex weave structures along with eight beautiful samples woven in stunning colour combinations in a wide range of yarns.

This course is not offered in 2017.