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    This course is self-paced and is available immediately after you enroll.

  • Intermediate Level

    Great for advanced beginners and all other levels looking to advance their skills.

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Push the limits of your loom’s potential with stunning patterns and texture!

Want more pattern and texture in your life? Deflected doubleweave (DDW) can be combined with traditional doubleweave to create layers, pockets, and connections all in the same piece. Use this technique to weave dramatic scarves, shawls, and cowls with a variety of fibers and colorways.

In this workshop, instructor Janney Simpson demonstrates how to use 8-shaft table and floor looms to weave DDW with several variations. Janney’s clever method uses a skeleton tie-up, allowing you to change layers at will without retying your treadles. 

Her approach to weaving this dynamic structure delivers limitless design options.

 As you watch, you’ll:

  • Review how the deflected doubleweave structure works
  • Compare conventional and skeleton tie-up options
  • Learn how to use table and floor looms to weave DDW
  • Explore ways to add pockets and layers to your designs
  • Develop your DDW skills with the included gamp sampler pattern

Weave stunning fabrics on your table or floor loom using fewer shafts and treadles than you might expect. The included workbook makes it easy to follow along, and soon you’ll have all the tools you need to weave astounding deflected doubleweave fabrics. Get started exploring this exciting structure with instructor Janney Simpson!


  • Weavers should be able to warp a loom and read a draft

Included in the Course: 

  • 82 minutes of detailed instructional video  
  • Course workbook for reference
  • DDW gamp sampler pattern
  • Skeleton tie-up for countermarch looms**

 Materials and Equipment:  

  • For the video, you'll want a printed copy of the provided workbook.
  • To weave the DDW sampler, you’ll need an 8-shaft floor or table loom, 12 or 15 dent reed, 2 shuttles, 2–3 bobbins, tape measure, T-pins, weights for broken ends, and scissors. Floor loom weavers will need 24 treadle cords or pins for their tie-up.

**Note: In this course, Janney weaves on a jack loom with a skeleton tie-up to eliminate the necessity of retying her treadles. We’ve added a skeleton tie-up for countermarch-loom weavers that also allows you to follow along without retying. 


Janney Simpson

Janney Simpson relishes the "ah-ha" moment when new weavers throw a shuttle for the first time. She has been weaving for more than 35 years. After getting bitten by the deflected doubleweave bug a decade ago, she started teaching DDW locally and nationally. Often accompanied by a golden retriever in her studio, she weaves on looms of all breeds.


Finally understand Deflected Doubleweave

“Excellent course by an excellent teacher. I finally understand DDW and can't wait to try it again, successfully this time. Once it really hit me that it was basically plain weave with floats on two layers it became clear. Thanks Janney for your expert instruction and awe-inspiring woven items!” - Linda Rusczek

New Dimensions in Deflected Doubleweave with Janney Simpson

“Excellent dive into DDW!!! Janney presents in a clear and relaxing style. Very enjoyable to watch and learn.” - Cynthia W Johnson

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. Meet Your Instructor

    3. Getting Started and Workbook

    4. Technical Support

    1. Designing Deflected Doubleweave Patterns

    1. A Skeleton Tie-up for Deflected Doubleweave

    1. Preparing to Weave: Fiber, Equipment, and Warping

About this course

  • $39.99
  • 16 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content