Turning Overshot into Doubleweave with Design Software

About Turning Overshot into Doubleweave with Design Software

Did you know that any overshot pattern can be woven as a 4-shaft doubleweave? It's true, and this patterned doubleweave (sometimes called complementary plain weave) alleviates the problem of long floats that weaving overshot can sometimes bring.

The threading conversion is tedious to do by hand, so we'll use the weaving design software Fiberworks to get it done quickly and accurately. We'll cover some quick basics of the software that will enable you to do this transformation even if you've never used it before. We will cover three different recipes to convert overshot designs into doubleweave for three different loom setups: 4 shaft/4 treadle, 4 shaft/6 treadle, and 8 shaft/8 treadle. Plus we'll look at how to use Fiberwork's name-drafting tool, in order to set us up for designing doubleweave name drafts. So leave your float-length worries behind by converting those stunning overshot designs into amazing doubleweave drafts!

This class is limited to 75 students.

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Teens and Adults

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Single 2-hour session on Sunday, July 9, at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 14:00 UTC.

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Turning Overshot into Doubleweave with Design Software
Jen Weber

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Jen Weber

Jen Weber

Jen has been a fiber addict since the early 2000s. Her background in mathematics heavily influences her love of pattern, and she strives to translate such “heavy” topics into understandable projects for all of her students.

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

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