Weaving Overshot on an 8-Shaft Loom
Are you intrigued by Overshot? 8-shaft overshot is a versatile structure where the weaver can manipulate both block placement as well as the halftones. As a participant, you will explore the use of profile and name drafts, and the process involved in converting 4-shaft drafts into 8-shaft overshot drafts. You'll learn theory, design, color, and proportion—all that's required to develop your own overshot project. The first class will be a lecture format, and you'll be given a warp with instructions to take home and dress your own loom. In classes 2 and 3, you'll be weaving round-robin style, ending up with a set of overshot samples.
Prerequisite: Must be
able to understand the basics of drafting and the ability to dress their own
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Anita Thompson
Date: Saturday and Sunday, 2/29, 3/7, 3/8
Time: First class: 9:00am-12:00pm Second two classes: 9:00am–5:00pm
- For all classes: Laptop computer with a drafting program strongly recommended
- Pencil and eraser
- 3-ring binder
- Classes 2 and 3: Portable 8-shaft loom in good working condition
- 2 shuttles
- 2 bobbins
- Measuring tape
- Weaving supplies (your usual)
- Suggested Reading: The Complete Book of Drafting for Handweavers by Madeline Van der Hoogt, pages 25-35 & 45-49
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