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Welcome to twill class! Twill is an exciting weave structure that allows you to shift from weaving on a grid to weaving diagonal lines. With the proper setup, the twills we love on multi-shaft looms are possible on your rigid-heddle loom and a whole new world of design will be yours to explore.
You'll love this course if you want to:
- Gain valuable tips for threading your loom using two heddles
- Learn how to make string heddles, and install and use a heddle rod
- Translate 4-shaft twill drafts into rigid-heddle drafts
- Weave 2/2, 3/1, and 1/3 straight and point twills
This comprehensive course covers everything you need to get started, including materials and tools, threading and setting up your loom, reading a twill draft, and mixing patterns. Jump in and soon you'll be weaving and exploring the endless possibilities of astounding twills.
Sara has an easy-to-follow teaching style and provides many helpful tips and tricks throughout the 127-minute video to help you build your rigid-heddle weaving skills and confidence. She'll teach you how to unlock the potential of twill by converting your rigid-heddle loom into the equivalent of a 4-shaft loom using two heddles, a pick-up stick, and a heddle rod. After you know the basics, you'll be able to follow and weave the 11 twill drafts included in the workbook.
Included in the Course:
- 2 hours and 7 minutes of detailed instructional video
- Workbook with twill drafts
Materials and Equipment for Weaving Twills:
- Rigid-heddle loom with two sets of heddle blocks (unwarped)
- Two 12-dent heddles
- Two or more stick shuttles
- At least two contrasting colors of a smooth sport-weight yarn (shown: Bamboo Pop by Universal and Organic Cotton Sport by Appalachian Baby Design)
- Two pick-up sticks
- ½" or ¾" wooden dowel 12" in length (or length that is slightly wider than your heddle)
- Painter's tape
- Strong smooth cotton for making string heddles
- Warping peg
- Heddle hook
- Two rubber bands
- Plus, your usual supplies, including a measuring tape, scissors, and paper or corrugated cardboard to separate your warp layers.
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“I loved this course! The use of the table loom harnesses to explain how to understand a weaving draft was genius. I finally get it! I can’t wait to play with a sampler of my own.”
Threading the Loom for Twill
Reading a Draft for a Four-Harness Loom
Converting the Rigid-Heddle Loom
Reading a Draft for a Converted Rigid-Heddle Loom
About this course
- 16 lessons
- 2 hours of video content
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