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Weaving Study Group: Twills on 4-Shafts

In this first weaving study group, we will work on getting started with weaving on 4-shaft looms and work towards weaving our first twill gamp. Following this study group, you'll be able to design your own twill project using the yarns you've chosen to work with.

In this first weaving study group, we will work on getting started with weaving on 4-shaft looms and work towards weaving our first twill gamp. Following this study group, you’ll be able to design your own twill project using the yarns you’ve chosen to work with.

If you are wanting a little warm up to get started with a 4-shaft loom before we begin the study group, I encourage you to do these things to get ready:

  • Assemble your tools and equipment: you’ll need a 4-shaft loom (either a table loom or floor loom works) with a 15″ weaving width for the gamp and a 45″ weaving width (I used the Leclerc Mira II to make the blankets). You can adjust your future twill project to fit whatever size loom you have.
  • Work through the Multishaft Weaving Basics sampler and watch the Essential Weaving lessons
  • Put on a narrow (7 or 8” wide) warp with a wooly, worsted yarn
  • Practice winding bobbins, throwing the shuttle, checking the angle of your weft, and weaving good 50/50 balanced cloth (check your ppi and epi)
  • Watch the Weaving Twills on 4-Shafts course for a preview of what we’ll be doing.
  • If you want to weave the twill gamp as-shown in the course, you’ll need three cones of Gist Beam for the cotton version or three skeins of BFL+Silk Fine​​​​​​​ for the wool version.

We’d also love to see your progress along the way! Share with us in the SOS Community Forums and tag any social media posts with #sosweavingstudygroup, so we can showcase your work too!

 

ON THE VLOG // If you’ve been following my Taking Back Friday channel for some time, you’ll know that I’m quite obsessed with weaving. I love weaving. I love weaving with my own hand-dyed and handspun yarns; whatever it has been, I’ve really enjoyed weaving from the moment I first tried it. ⁠

On today's vlog episode, I want to show you my very first handwoven project… the thing that I made at the very start when I was learning how to weave on a 4-shaft loom. I’m passionate about trying to encourage people to try weaving and so I want to talk about how you can get started with weaving, and all the places you can take it.⁠

Watch the vlog at our link in bio »⁠

Beyond talking about weaving, I feel like the next step is being able to also do it alongside you! Using my new Weaving Twills on 4-Shafts course which was released at the schoolofsweetgeorgia this week, we will have a new Weaving Study Group starting in January! ⁠

If you’re interested in joining me for this eight-week study group, I really encourage you to join us at the School now to start looking at some of the classes already published. I’ve listed suggestions at the study group page for how to warm up and get prepared. I hope you’ll join us!⁠
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Twill Gamp

Working on my twill gamp for the weaving twills study group in the schoolofsweetgeorgia 😄

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It's a sunny, chilly Sunday morning calling for the quiet sounds of making and project planning. Over at the School of SweetGeorgia, it's week one of the Weaving Study Group: Twills on 4-Shafts led by Felicia lomeetsloom, where SOS members are choosing yarn and getting ready for the following week of winding warps and dressing the loom! More info over at the SOS site »⁠



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Just over a week away, we're ready to dive into our next study group at the School – Weaving Study Group: Twills on 4-Shafts! Starting January 6th, this first weaving study group focuses on getting started with weaving on 4-shaft looms and working towards weaving making your first twill gamp. Following this study group, you’ll be able to design your own twill project using the yarns you’ve chosen to work with.⁠

If you're wanting a little warm up to get started with a 4-shaft loom before we begin the study group, Felicia @lomeetsloom has put together some steps to get ready – find everything over at the SOS site (link in bio)! We'll see you there!

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When you come and sit down at your loom, what are you focused on? Are you obsessing over a perfectly balanced cloth? Perhaps you are a fastidious sampler out to find the perfect sett for your dream project? No? Maybe your inner monologue runs a bit like mine—I worry that if I don’t focus on all the technical aspects, then the cloth I weave won’t be any good. I also worry that if I overthink things, then I will lose hold of that joyful spark that makes weaving oh-so-fun. Oh, quite the conundrum!⁠

Over at the SOS site, continue reading enthusiastic lifelong learner, fibre artist (and fabulous SOS Member) Amanda Buckley's @mandythephilomath new article, as she follows a question Felicia asked in the recent weaving study group about "What is Good Cloth?".⁠

Full article now available up at the School – link in bio!

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It's the new year and we're ready to dive into a world of colour and weaving with the soon-to-start Weaving Study Group: Twills on 4-Shafts over at the School of SweetGeorgia schoolofsweetgeorgia!⁠

Starting this Thursday, January 6th, the weaving study group led by Felicia Lo Wong lomeetsloom focuses on getting started with weaving on 4-shaft looms and working towards making your first twill gamp! Following this study group, you’ll be able to design your own twill project using the yarns you’ve chosen to work with.⁠

Find all the info you need over at the School – link in bio. We hope you enjoyed a relaxing and cozy holidays and we can't wait to enjoy more colour + craft together with you in 2022!
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Yarn

Cotton Gamp: Warp & Weft: 3 cones of Gist Beam 3/2 organic cotton, 1 each in Natural (warp colour), Cobalt (weft colour), and Hibiscus (contrast colour) (630 yd / 576 m per 8 oz / 227 g cone; 100% organic cotton).

Wool Gamp: Warp & Weft: 3 skeins of SweetGeorgia BFL+Silk Fine​​​​​​​, 1 each in Birch (warp colour), Trinket (weft colour), and Lollipop (contrast colour) (370 yd / 338 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 75% bluefaced leicester, 25% silk).

 

Equipment & Tools

4-shaft loom with a minimum 15" / 38 cm weaving width for cotton gamp or a 20" / 50 cm weaving width for wool gamp

4-shaft loom with a minimum 45" / 110 cm weaving width for blankets

12-dent reed (sleyed 1-1-1-1-1-2 for cotton gamp)

2 shuttles and at least 2 bobbins, warping board, reed hook, heddle hook, tapestry needle, measuring tape

About Instructor

Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver // author + youtuber // been writing about colour and craft since 2004 // has far too many instagram accounts @lomeetsloom, @felicialowong, and @sweetgeorgia.

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Course Includes

  • 9 Lessons

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