Participants will learn how to weave a traditional overshot pattern following the rules of overshot. Once one understands how overshot should be woven we will break all the rules and explore the many possibilities that can be woven using treadling from other types of weaves. It is amazing to see the variety of designs that can be achieved!
Instructor: Betty Kirk
Length: 3 Days
Materials Fee: $10 for booklet
Skill Level: Must know how to thread a loom and read a draft.
Equipment & Supplies to Bring:
- 4-harness loom, which MUST be threaded for an overshot pattern BEFORE the class begins
- Overshot draft resources: small patterns such as Sun, Moon, and Stars
- Davison, Marguerite Porter, A Handweaver’s Pattern Book, Publisher: Marguerite P. Davison; Revised edition (October, 1977) copyright 1944.
- Warp: White 5/2 cotton warp MUST be at least 8″ wide.(sett 12 epi)
- Weft: white 5/2 cotton
- Pattern weft: larger than warp and softer, such as wool. Also yarns different than the warp, thicker, thinner, assorted colors. This can be odds and ends and that could beshared with the class.
- Shuttles (2 or more)
- Pen or pencil