Sunday, March 13, 2011

Overshot Weaving

We've just finished the workshop on Overshot Weaving with Vicki Tardy and what a weekend.  My brain is so full, it's overflowing.  What everyone said about her it true - great teacher, knows her subject back and forth and every which way.  She takes all the mystery our of it and makes it an adventure! 

I used a whig rose pattern and here are some of the samples I was able to get done:

The first one here is my regular pattern woven as drawn in with handspun Border Leicester, then with purple zephyr (wool and silk lace weight).
These are variations of the pattern using variations of the pattern and a variety of pattern threads.
This is the same pattern using a brocade variation (on the left) and 2 variations of the pattern woven "treadled as twill." 
It's all in the teacher, I assure you.  I can't wait to work the remaining warp.  Look, Ma, I'm weaving!  

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