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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 loom.
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
Materials Required:

  • 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
  • Scissors
  • 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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