Twill Be Done Weave-Along

The next Yarnworker Weave-Along gets under way the week of October 23, 2017. The link will be ready before the weekend. I’ll post the link to patrons first and then email the link to everyone who is on the Yarnworker mailing list and has checked “weave-alongs” as a special interest. Create a beautiful table runner in time to add a handwoven touch to your Thanksgiving table.

Here is the who, what, when, and where info to date:

Who

This weave-along is designed for the advanced beginner. I assume that you have already woven a few projects, can warp your loom without assistance,  and that you have a basic understanding of the terminology. The technique used in this project isn’t difficult, however the underlying theory behind it—reading drafts and creating drawdowns—may be challenging for some. That said, don’t be afraid to jump in. You don’t know what you can do until you try and that’s what weave-alongs are all about!

What

Pattern: Twill Be Done Runner from Handwoven Home.

Twill Be Done from Handwoven Home by Liz Gibson

Yarn

Warp: 2-ply worsted weight recycled cotton (1,001 yd [915 m]/lb): 189 yd (173 m) blue green. Shown in: Berroco Indigo (95% recycled cotton/5% other recycled fibers, 219 yd [200 m]/3 oz skein): #6432 High-rise.

Weft: 4-ply worsted weight cotton/linen blend (1,001 yd [915 m]/lb): 123 yd (112 m) teal; 27 yd (25 m) yellow green. Shown in: Rowan Creative Linen (50% cotton/50% linen, 219 yd [200 m]/3 oz skein): #625 Teal, #629 Apple.

Cotton Clouds put together a kit in an alternate yarn, Hanako, a 50% cotton/50% linen from Classic Elite, in three different colorways. They have included enough yarn to warp a slightly shorter runner and two coordinating placemats.

Equipment

8-dent rigid-heddle loom with a 14″ (35.5 cm) weaving width; 3 stick shuttles; 16″ (40.5 cm) pick-up stick.

Learning Opportunities

In this weave-along, you will learn how to read a weaving draft and pick it up in front of the heddle. We will also address what makes a twill, a twill and various ways they can be woven on the rigid-heddle loom. (It is beyond the scope of this WAL to teach these various methods.)

When

The link to the next Yarnworker Weave-Along will be available the week of October 23. The exact date is yet to be determined. Hop on the Yarnworker mailing list to be emailed the link directly when it is ready.

Schedule

Week of October 23: Registration link available; welcome information; a visit to the weaving studio to look at how a floor loom works; intro to reading a draft and creating a drawdown. Homework: Draw your drafts! There will be graph paper with pre-printed drafts provided.

November 1: How to pick-up a drawdown, fix pick-up mistakes, and work a clove hitch knot.

November 8: Finishing tips; meditation on fancy structures and the rigid-heddle loom

November 15: Set your table and share your photos!

Where

Yarnworker weave-alongs are hosted on Thinkific, an online learning platform. For more information about the Yarnworker Weave-Alongs and School, check out this FAQ.

A big shout out to all the patrons who have kept these weave-alongs going.

Heddle Up!

Liz

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