Sept 13, 2014
Turned overshot with Virginia Coolidge
Why weave overshot and monks belt with 2 shuttles when you
can do it with one! When a draft is ďturnedĒ it is rotated
90o so that warp threads become weft threads, and weft
threads become warp threads. The original threading sequence
becomes the treadling sequence of the new draft, and the
original treadling sequence becomes the new threading.
Overshot is normally threaded on 4 shafts and woven with 2
shuttles using 6 treadles (4 for pattern and 2 for tabby.)
When the draft is turned the warp is threaded on 6 treadles
and it is woven with 1 shuttle using 4 treadles. Monks belt
is a simplified form of overshot woven with 2 pattern
treadles, so it can be turned and woven on 4 shafts
It isnít quite a simple as turning the book sideways, but
Iíll show you how to do it. Iíll tell you the advantages
(one shuttle instead of two is the biggest) and some
disadvantages of turning these drafts. And most importantly,
show you how to change the tie-up to accomplish this. Youíll
have a chance to practice using the graph paper you bring
Iíll bring several examples of turned overshot that Iíve
wove in the past several years.
Ability of participants: advanced beginner. Experience with
overshot would be helpful
Materials to bring: pencil, eraser, and graph paper
Provided: handout with detailed instructions and examples of
Handout fee: $.50
Workshop Fee: $20.00
Teacher Bio: Weaver for 30 years of a variety of techniques
and weave structures (no specialization!!) Now have 24 shaft
Weavebird compudobby loom (certainly not needed for turned
overshot) and 8 shaft Baby Wolf. Past president of NHWG and
past VP of NEWS.
If youíre a weaver--beginner or pro--the Vermont Weavers
Guild welcomes you. Plan to join us at one of our regular
meetings at the Kimball House, Randolph, Vermont.
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