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Wall of Troy Runner Weaving Pattern

The pattern is  featured in the  “The Intentional Weaver” course with Laura Fry

In The Intentional Weaver course with Laura Fry, we learned how to beam a warp using a trapeze and this is the project we put on the loom. It’s a 5-yard / 4.6 m long 3/2 cotton warp that we threaded on 8 shafts in a “wall of troy” threading pattern. This pattern can also be threaded on 4 shafts, so both drafts are included here. Changing the treadling will produce new patterns.

Wall of Troy Runner by Laura Fry

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements

  •  10″ / 25.4 cm wide x 78.5″ / 199 cm long on loom
  • 7.5″ / 19 cm wide x 75″ / 190.5 cm long after wet finishing


  •  Warp & Weft: 2 cones of Gist Yarn Beam 3 /2 organic cotton, 1 each in Natural (Colour A, 600 yd/ 549 m warp colour) and Aqua or Dandelion (Colour B, 288 yd/ 263 m weft colour) (630 yd / 576 m per 8 oz / 227 g cone; 100% organic cotton).

Equipment & Tools

  •  4- or 8-shaft loom with a minimum 10 ” / 25 cm weaving width
  • 12-dent reed (sleyed one per dent)
  • 1 shuttle and at least one bobbin, warping board, reed hook, heddle hook, tapestry needle, measuring tape


  • Weave Structure: twill
  • Warp Length: 5 yd / 4.6 m long (includes 8.5 ” / 21.6 cm take-up, 87 ” / 221 cm loom waste, and for further projects or sampling)
  • Warp Ends: 120
  • Ends Per Inch (EPI): 12
  • Picks Per Inch (PPI): 12
  • Width in Reed: 10 ” / 25.4 cm

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