Was the treadling what you thought it would be? The colors are nice.
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?
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.
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.
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.
I definitely have to see this in person. It's really nice.
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!
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.
I'm going to have to look up that pattern! Your colors are beautiful too.
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 -