This 3-day round robin workshop will look at some 8-shaft patterns that were adjusted to create a 4-shaft pattern that gives a similar appearance without requiring an 8 shaft loom. Laces with borders, weave structures with floats, and varied yarn sizes, sett, color choices and double weaves (deflected) may be explored. Come with your loom set up and prepared to be amazed with the 4-shaft “want-to-be’s” and how good they look.

Participants will weave both 4- and 8-shaft samples and can weave a scarf or other functional item on their own loom (dependent on size of samples and length of warp put on their loom), at the end of the workshop or when they get home.

Instructor: Sharon Bowles 

Length: 3 Days

Materials Fee:  $15

Skill Level: All (but geared toward beginning weavers who can set up their loom)

Equipment & Supplies to Bring:

  • 4-shaft table or floor loom dressed to assigned pattern
  • Shuttles
  • Bobbins
  • Alternative wefts as desired