The Weaver's Studio: Doubleweave

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Doubleweave is the art of weaving two layers of cloth at the same time, one above the other on the loom, creating beautiful cloth that is reversible yet unique on each side. Using pick-up techniques and clever color mixing, patterns emerge that are different but complementary on each side.

The Weaver's Studio: Doubleweave begins with a brief history of doubleweave and how it has evolved into the contemporary weaving pieces seen today. Next, you will learn all the basics of ...

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Overview

Doubleweave is the art of weaving two layers of cloth at the same time, one above the other on the loom, creating beautiful cloth that is reversible yet unique on each side. Using pick-up techniques and clever color mixing, patterns emerge that are different but complementary on each side.

The Weaver's Studio: Doubleweave begins with a brief history of doubleweave and how it has evolved into the contemporary weaving pieces seen today. Next, you will learn all the basics of doubleweave techniques, as well as tips and tricks of setting up the warp, and a variety of doubleweave specialty techniques all shown through detailed process photography and a wealth of swatches demonstrating different effects. Specialty techniques are shown for 4-shaft and 8-shaft looms. The weaving effects covered include lace, tubular weave, pick-up, color mixing, and more. And since doubleweave showcases color and pattern in unique ways, you will learn how to use these to great effect in your cloth designs. Throughout the book, you will find a wealth of inspiration with many examples of finished cloth and projects, from wall hangings and table runners to scarves and pillows.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This amazing book shows you how to get the very best from your weaving loom. Weave widths double and more than the size of your loom with no seams. Discover how to weave a tube, and a tube within a tube. This is a magical book. The designs are beautiful and the presentation top notch. 13 great designs and projects you could easily adapt plus full instructions and suggestions for expansion. Popular in the eighteenth century, this book explores the full potential of this method and encourages you to experiment." - KarenPlatt.co.uk

"First impressions of this softback are that it is very colourful and attractive. The introduction promises a solid foundation from which to conduct an exploration of a versatile weave structure with unlimited possibilities, which is precisely what the reader gets. After a brief history, we are plunged straight into 'How doubleweave works' with very clear diagrams, good illustrations and thorough descriptive text. This is followed by an outline of warp preparation and dressing the loom specifically for doubleweave. This book is not aimed at complete beginners, a basic knowledge of weaving terms and four-shaft weaving on a table loom is assumed, also the ability to interpret threading and tie-up diagrams. After this, the first sampler on four shafts is covered in detail, including the usual combinations of layers, tubes and double-width cloth. This is followed by rather more unusual suggestions such as 'quilting' in decorative patterns using a pick-up stick and weaving finger-manipulated laces against a plain background, finishing with an extensive chapter on doubleweave pickup. By this time I was itching to weave the sampler myself - but no time - so continue reading! Further chapters on possibilities for four shafts continue, followed by exploring doubleweave with eight or more shafts. These include a few projects which act as very useful sampling opportunities, even though the finished items are not that exciting. The general description of weaving double, triple or quadruple cloth on eight or more shafts is complicated, but rewards careful reading. Again, the diagrams and illustrations are excellent. The book concludes with a short chapter suggesting ideas for further reading and exploration. I'm now hooked; can't wait to get started." - Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596681798
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/10/2010
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 626,385
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

In her striking doubleweave wall pieces and elegant wearables, weaver Jennifer Moore is widely known for her luminous color gradations and distinctive designs that are at once both balanced and dynamic. For the past 20 years, Jennifer's weaving has been exhibited and has won awards in the United States and abroad. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and in the Fiberarts Design series. Jennifer holds a Master of Fine Arts in weaving from the University of Oregon, where she specialized in exploring relationships between weaving, music, and mathematics in doubleweave wall pieces. She currently maintains a studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and travels throughout the world giving lectures and workshops in weaving and design.

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Table of Contents


Preface

Introduction
A Brief History of Doubleweave
Doubleweave Today
About this Book

The Basics of Doubleweave
How Doubleweave Works
The Basic 4-Shaft Doubleweave Draft
How to Weave Two Separate Layers

Setting up the Warp
Yarn Considerations
Warp Planning
Winding the Warp
Winding the Warp onto the Loom
Threading the Heddles
Sleying the Reed
Tying on and Weaving the Header
The Tie-up

4-Shaft Sampler and Techniques
Project Specifications
2 separate layers
Folded cloth
Tubular weave
Mixing L and D, color-and-weave
Stitched cloth
Quilting
Lace techniques
Doubleweave pick-up

Doubleweave pick-up
The pick-up process
Tips and tricks
Designing for pick-up

More 4-Shaft Possibilities
Pseudo 2-Block/Complementary Plain Weave
4-Color Mixing/Block Rotation

8H Possibilities
4-layer weaves
Folded cloth with 4H structures
Stitched designs
2-Block Checkerboard
2-Block Windows
Twill pick-up
Block pick-up

Beyond 8H

Finishing

Gallery section

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