For North American Weavers, Overshot has been a popular weave structure since the late 1700’s when it was typically used to weave bed coverings. Today, as we study Overshot, we find it is one of the most versatile weaves and is subject to endless variations. During this on-loom workshop, you will learn the basic concepts of four-shaft overshot weaving - studying some of the many possible pattern structures while exploring both traditional and non-traditional tie-ups and treadlings. Please note: Looms must be dressed in advance of the workshop. Threading drafts will be sent several weeks before the first class meeting.
Skill Level: ability to dress the loom independently Instructor: Carol Birtwistle Date & Time: Saturday and Sunday 3/26 and 3/27, 9am - 4:30pm Materials required: • A Notebook • Pencils with erasers • Graph paper (8 or 10 squares to the inch) • Ruler • Scissors • Tape measure • Straight pins with large round head • Large tapestry needle • 2-3 boat shuttles with bobbins • Weights (for broken warp ends) • 4 shaft loom (warped in advance of the workshop, draft will be sent several weeks before class begins) • Please bring your lunch. Prior to the first class, please complete the following: Dress your loom according to the draft. Drafts will be sent several weeks before the class begins.