The Weaver's Studio: Doubleweave by Jennifer Moore

By Jennifer Moore

Doubleweave is the artwork of weaving layers of fabric even as, one above the opposite at the loom, developing attractive fabric that's reversible but distinct on either side. utilizing pick-up options and smart colour blending, styles emerge which are assorted yet complementary on each one side.
The Weavers Studio Doubleweave starts off with a quick historical past of doubleweave and the way it has developed into the modern weaving items noticeable at the present time. subsequent, you'll examine all of the fundamentals of doubleweave options, in addition to suggestions and methods of developing the warp, and quite a few doubleweave strong point options all proven via particular method images and a wealth of swatches demonstrating various results. forte ideas are proven for 4-shaft and 8-shaft looms. The weaving results coated comprise lace, tubular weave, pick-up, colour blending, and extra. and because doubleweave showcases colour and trend in precise methods, you are going to use those to nice influence on your fabric designs. during the e-book, you will discover a wealth of concept with many examples of comprehensive fabric and tasks, from wall hangings and desk runners to scarves and pillows.

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Insert the awl under the lacing thread and pull. 8. When you complete the stitch, pass the needle up between the fabric edge and the horizontal bar, needle-eye first, so you don’t puncture yourself. (Fig. 13) 11. Turn the frame around and lace the second side without tightening the first side. Some people prefer to tighten the first side and then lace and tighten the second side. I have done it both ways and both work. 9. Take the needle down through lacing hole #2 in the horizontal bar. (Fig. 14) Tightening the Length of the Frame 10.

2. Make the corner, then continue couching. Beginning to Couch the Dove Outline 1. Working clockwise, couch a pair of #5 Japanese silver starting at the dove’s beak and working down the head. Hint Bring your needle straight up alongside the silver, then straight down the other side of the thread pair. If you slant your needle in the couching process, you will move the silver thread off the line and may also pinch the silver, causing a scalloped appearance. Remember to pull on the koma after each couching stitch to secure an even, tight line after the piece is removed from the frame.

Note: Make corner stitch #2 above the line of the other couching stitches. This stitch is exaggerated so it forms a point outward. When done this way, the turn will appear very square, not rounded. Since the loop stitch is taken over a half pair of threads and is made by coming up and going down in the same hole, it compresses the thread a little to allow for a very sharp turn. (Fig. 7) 4. After making corner stitch #2, hold the couching thread taut and pull the outer koma so it runs parallel with the inner koma.

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