Weaving Twills on 4-Shafts

Explore the many ways you can weave twill fabrics using just four shafts, taught by Felicia Lo Wong! The first project in this workshop will be weaving a twill gamp, which is a way for us to experiment with many different variations of twill. And then using the information we learned from making this twill gamp, we’ll design our own project!
Felicia Lo · November 2, 2021

Explore the many ways you can weave twill fabrics using just four shafts, taught by Felicia Lo Wong!

Handwoven twill fabrics have a beautiful drape and can showcase a variety of designs with weft yarn floats that create distinctive diagonal lines. The first project in this workshop will be weaving a twill gamp, which is a way for us to experiment with many different variations of twill. And then using the information we learned from making this twill gamp, we’ll design our own project!

In the course, Felicia makes a series of twill blankets, but you could use the same idea and weave pillows, or a table runner, or a scarf. The twill gamp could be made on a 4-shaft table loom with a 15″ weaving width. The twill blankets can be woven on a 4-shaft floor loom with a 45″ wide weaving width.

Throughout the videos, you’ll learn:

  • what is a twill gamp.
  • what is interlacement.
  • the difference between rising sheds & sinking sheds.
  • treadling “tromp as writ”.
  • dressing the loom for the twill gamp.
  • choosing yarn, sett & calculations.
  • threading & treadling errors.
  • weaving and learning from your twill gamp.
  • planning, designing, weaving, and finishing your twill project!

The course materials include further resources for your twill exploration journey.

We hope you’ll join us! Please share any progress or questions at the SOS forums, and tag your posts on Instagram #sosweavingtwillson4shafts and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

*Be sure to also visit our Weaving Study Group: Twills on 4-Shafts, where we will be working through the instructions in this course together! The study group starts January 6, 2022!

Equipment:

  • 4 Shaft loom: minimum 15”(38cm) for cotton gamp; 20”(50cm) for wool gamp
  • 4 Shaft loom: minimum 40” (102 cm) for Blanket project 
  • 12 dent reed

*Please follow the link Here for Warping Equipment & Additional Tools needed


Materials:

*Please refer to the pattern for exact yardage requirements


Downloads:


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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

  • 8 Lessons
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