All About Weaving Twill!

You’ll learn:

  • The basic twill types: straight, point, extended point, and broken twills;
  • Twill variations, from rosepath and birds-eye to undulating, turned, and fancy twills;
  • How to create double-faced cloth using unbalanced twills;
  • Loads of tips, including how to determine sett and when to use floating selvedges;
  • How to design twill gamps

Twill may be as familiar as your old blue jeans, but Robyn will show you new and unexpected ways to work with this ancient weave structure. Armed with her clear explanations and helpful weaving tips, and inspired by her sense of adventure, you’ll soon be inventing your own unique twill fabrics.

About Robyn Spady

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
  • 2

    Understanding Twill

    • Video Lesson: Twill Structure
    • Video Lesson: Types of Twill
    • Types of Twill Continued
    • Video Lesson: Twill Tie-Ups
    • Twill Tie-Ups Continued
  • 3

    The 4 Basic Twills

    • Video Lesson: Weaving Straight Twills
    • Key Points
    • Video Lesson: Weaving Point Twills
    • Video Lesson: Broken Twill
  • 4

    Twill Variations

    • Video Lesson: M & W Twill
    • Video Lesson: Birdseye, Goose Eye, and Rosepath Twills
    • Video Lesson: Twill with Novelty Yarn
    • Video Lesson: Double-Faced Twill
    • Video Lesson: Twill Gamps
  • 5

    Wrapping Up

    • What You Learned
  • 6

    Resources

    • Totally Twill Course Handout