Alison describes her workshop as "Expand your four-shaft loom's potential with three pick-up techniques: Finnweave, Mock Satin Damask (a broken twill pickup) and Doubleweave Pickup. Al three can be woven on one sampler with a 188.8.131.52 threading".
In researching these techniques or as some say weave structures, I found many variations in terminology so I searched for some sites to help explain this subject and the techniques. Several are by Madelyn van der Hoogt of Interweave and others by bloggers.
The Best Weave Structure is Doubleweave
Variations in Doubleweave
The difference between Block Doubleweave and Finnweave
An experience in trying Mock Satin Damask
Not a part of this workshop but an interesting article is Deflected Doubleweave and facing fears
What interesting and very challenging weaving!
Barb L took these photos of the workshop for us.
|Enthusiastic weavers ready to learn!|
|Concentration is needed!|
Congratulations to everyone who attended the workshop!
Here are some examples of Alison's work.....
Can you identify the different types?