Twill offers virtually endless possibilities to weavers!

In this workshop you will cover

  • Advancing and advancing point twills;
  • How to create curves with network drafting;
  • How to integrate more than one twill design in your weaving at the same time;
  • How to develop your own twill drafts using software.

Meet Robyn Spady

Robyn Spady

Robyn Spady has been weaving for over 40 years, and still weaves on the loom her great-grandmother used to weave her first baby blanket. She completed HGA's Certificate of Excellence (COE) in 2004 with the specialized study Loom-controlled Stitched Double Cloth. Robyn is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of crossing threads and loves coming up with new ideas to create fabric and transform it into something new and exciting. She is committed to turning the weaving world on to double-faced fabrics, four-shaft weaves, uncommon and advanced weave structures, and passementerie techniques. A frequent contributor to Handwoven Magazine, Robyn lives in Bremerton, WA

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Overview

    • What You Will Learn

    • About The Instructor

    • Video Lesson: Introduction

    • Technical Support

  • 2

    Advancing Twills

    • Video Lesson: Advancing Twill

    • Advancing Twill: Key Points

    • Advancing Twills at a Glance

  • 3

    Creating Curves in Twill

    • Video Lesson: Network Drafting

    • Network Drafting: Key Points

    • Sample Threading Initials

  • 4

    Combining Different Twill Designs

    • Video Lesson: Integrated Twills

    • Key Points

    • Video Lesson: Developing Integrated Twill Drafts with Software

    • Video Lesson: Conclusion

  • 5

    Wrapping Up

    • What You Learned

  • 6


    • Course Handout: Lessons & Drafts