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Overshot Patterned Double Weave

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midway through weaving
almost done - hemstitching at end
finished runner - dark bottom layer (should have woven it on top)
finished runner, both sides shown
second runner on remaining warp, variegated weft same on both sides
Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Sat, 10/01/2011
Yarn
Yarn: 3/2 Perle Cotton
Color: beige
Type: warp
Yarn: 3/2 Perle Cotton
Color: magenta
Type: warp
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
8
Sett: 
24.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
72.00 in
Width on Loom: 
21.00 in
Finished Length: 
68.00 in
Finished Width: 
18.00 in
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Very Nice Gail!

Was the treadling what you thought it would be?  The colors are nice.

Sharon

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Wow, Gail, it looks great.

Wow, Gail, it looks great.  What an ambitious project, overshot and double weave.  I am very impressed.  I see now why you commented that it is taking a long time.

I noted that you would have preferred doing this on your countermarche.  I was glad to hear that because I only have countermarche looms.  I do have two table looms but they are not my first choice for most projects.

Weave on! It's looking very nice.  I am going to have to check out that pattern.  Which Davison book is it in?

Claudia

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Thanks, Sharon

I used the 8 treadle module and it is pretty straight forward.  The biggest issue is the floating shaft when I use a treadle tied to 3 shafts for the bottom layer.  If I am insane enough to do this again, I am going to weight my shafts.

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Thanks, Claudia

The draft is sun, moon, stars from Davisons Handweaver's Pattern Book.  I eliminated some of the border threads and reduced it as much as I could using Fiberworks PCW.  Even with the changes, there were just less than 500 warp ends.

It is slow going because I have to basically use my boat shuttle like a stick shuttle due to the floating shafts.  And I really have to think about the bottom layer - it is so easy to forget to weave it.  I dont know which is slower - straight overshot or this.

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Done!!!!

The runner is done - sort of.  I planned on a 72" runner and did my calculations on a spreadsheet and also by hand.  I should have had plenty of yarn to complete my project, but either the yarn was not really 1260 ypp or the cone did not have a full pound.  I ran out of magenta yarn at about 50".  So I have plenty of warp left and I cant just waste it after threading all those ends.  So I will weave another runner with a different color weft.  I cant take this one off to see that back until I weave the next one because I need to conserve the warp.  I really really want to see that dark bottom layer.

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Great job!

I definitely have to see this in person.  It's really nice.

Sharon

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Gail, thanks for posting this

Gail, thanks for posting this lovely set of pics. I really like the one of your runner showing both sides.

The technique of double weave overshot looks amazingly complicated...and you make it look so easy!

Beth

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Thanks, Beth

I only made it look easy by posting photos at completed points.  You wouldnt say that if you had seen, or more correctly, heard, me while I was weaving sometimes.  After getting the treadling sequence down, it wasnt as difficult as I thought it would be.  Getting started was the hardest part, and then with a jack loom I wasnt getting a good shed on the bottom layer so that slowed the process.  I am very happy that I tried this, though.

Gail

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Beautiful!

I'm going to have to look up that pattern!   Your colors are beautiful too.

 

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Joined: 08/17/2009
Good timing -

I have been toying with doubleweave in overshot, so I am very grateful to see your runner appear on the Weavolution banner, Gail.  Hesitations on my part:  I've woven plain weave fabric using doubleweave and one sample in overshot.  Good to know some additional aspects to consider, test, and sample.  Thanks -

 

Kate

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