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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!
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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!

Explore what happens when you weave four different twill threadings with eight different treadling patterns... you get 32 twill variations where you can play with colour, texture, and graphic patterns. Weave this twill gamp to use as a springboard to your own handwoven designs.

One warp. Three blankets. So many possibilities. With a 7-yard warp set up with rosepath threading, you can weave three beautifully distinct blankets with your choice of weft yarn.
Here, we use a cotton weft, a gradient-dyed sock yarn weft, and a hand-dyed linen-silk weft.

Download the workbook for materials list, tips & resources.

Download all transcripts for the Weaving Twills on 4-Shafts Course.

Useful when working on an iPad.

About Instructor

Felicia Lo Wong

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

  • 7 Lessons