Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Handwoven Magazine Weave-Along

Handwoven magazine is sponsoring a Weave-Along.  Everyone starts with the same profile draft, a two-block design from Mary Meigs Atwater's Shuttle-Craft Book of American Handweaving. 
My weave structures study group decided to participate, so everyone will choose a structure to "plug in" to the profile draft.  I decided to weave an eight shaft turned twill and these are the colors I chose:
I plan to weave pillow covers for the sofa in my family room.  The sofa is sage green and I think these colors will really wake it up!

The next two photos show the sample on the loom before I started weaving.

And here is the sample underway.
This is a weave structure I've never tried before, and it's proving to be a lot of fun to weave!


  1. Mam,i wanted to know, did u add twill weave on the design?

    1. Hi Melarika,
      I used an eight shaft turned twill. If you have "A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns" by Carol Strickler there is an explanation of the weave structure on page 58.
      Happy Weaving!