Shadow weave utilizes two colors in the warp and weft for a balanced weave with minimized floats. Mary M. Atwater developed shadow weave in the 1940s and Marian Powell continued work on it in 1976.  We will spend some time looking at the differences and similarities of the Atwater and Powell methods. During the conference we will explore shadow weave in either a 4- or 8-shaft pattern gamp. Prior to the conference you will be given instructions on how to prepare your loom for this exploration during class. This is not a round-robin workshop.

Instructor: Susan Frame  

Length: 3 Days

Materials Fee: $20, includes printed directions

Skill Level: Intermediate

Equipment & Supplies to Bring:

  • Pre-warped floor or table loom, 4 shafts with a minimum width 14” or 8 shafts with a minimum width 16”. Depending on the yarn for the project an 8, 10 or 12 dent reed is required. Participants must be able to warp a loom and read a draft. Looms must be warped for a 4- or 8‑shaft shadow weave pattern gamp using warping instructions provided by instructor before class.
  • Yarn recommendation: 5/2, 10/2 perle cotton, or Cotolin 2/8.