Instructor: Janney Simpson

Dates: Friday-Saturday-Sunday, February 26-27-28, 2021

Times: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Regional Arts Center, 6128 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO  63112

​Deadline for registration:  December 31, 2020

Deflected Double Weave is a weave structure that has been “around” for a very long time - at least as far back as the Ancient Colonial Shawl draft published by Mary Meigs Atwater’s Recipe Book, 1957.  It has been called many things by many weavers and wether it is truly “double weave” is still debated. Traditionally, double weave is a single cloth in which there are two weaves.  One warp interlaces with one weft and another warp interlaces with a second weft.  Basically, 8 shaft DDW is plain weave with adjacent warp and weft floats.  In DDW, the threads from one weave float over the threads from the other weave in both warp and weft.  The two weaves lie flat, side by side, and the threads can side towards each other. When the woven cloth is off the loom, the threads slide or “deflect” from their position into the float areas.  This results in very interesting interlacements and textures.  Because DDW is usually threaded odd-even in block sequences, DDW can be combined with traditional double weave to create layers, pockets, and connections all in the same piece.  This technique may be used to weave dramatic scarves, shawls, and cowls with a variety of fibers and color ways. 

Students will be required to bring a pre-warped 8 Shaft loom.  

*Workshop fee includes materials and lunch each day
*This workshop is underwritten by the Doris Oglander Scholarship Fund and is priced accordingly!

Connections, Pockets, & Layers

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