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Deflected doubleweave may be the most versatile weave structure we have today, able to create striking and surprising geometric patterns, three-dimensional fabrics, and even multiple, completely independent but interlaced fabrics. It's easy to design and weave, yet the possibilities are truly endless and it's fun! In this video, Madelyn van der Hoogt teaches everything you need to know to create your own designer fabrics with deflected doubleweave.

In this weaving video you'll learn:

  • How deflected doubleweave works (and how it differs from regular doubleweave)
  • How to design your own deflected doubleweave drafts and projects
  • How to weave deflected doubleweave cloth for even patterns and good selvedges
  • How to design and weave for differential shrinkage
  • How to wet-finish deflected doubleweave cloth
  • Ideas for playing with color and materials

Along with Madelyn's video workshop, you get a printable booklet on deflected doubleweave weaving, complete with planning exercises, reference materials, and projects you can learn from and use, plus two sets of digital drafts (WIF files) that you can use with weaving software as a starting point for your own designs.

About the Host:

Madelyn van der Hoogt loves everything about weaving, and she has shared her joy with thousands of weavers over three decades of weaving, writing, and teaching. She is apt to describe whatever structure she is weaving at the moment as her favorite structure, but she insists that deflected doubleweave really is her favorite. Madelyn is the owner of The Weavers School, author of The Complete Book of Drafting, and editor emerita of Handwoven magazine.


Madelyn van der Hoogt

Madelyn van der Hoogt is a teacher, editor, writer, and renowned weaver. She is an editor emerita of Handwoven Magazine and a former editor of Weaver's magazine. The founder and principal instructor of The Weavers' School in Whidbey Island, Washington, she has created a number of Handwoven videos including the bestsellers Warping Your Loom, Weaving Well, and Weaving Overshot.


Deflected Doubleweave

“Absolutely wonderful class. Very inspiring. Great workbook and drafts. Can’t wait to get started. ” - Carol Kaminsky

WOW! Doubleweave on Steroids

“I planned to make doubleweave placemats, but now I am leaning toward deflected doubleweave for a much more interesting fabric. Madelyn is such a wonderful teacher and her love of weaving is evident. She explained deflected doubleweave from the basis of doubleweave so if you don't have an understanding of doubleweave, Jennifer Moore's workshop on Doubleweave Basics is a good place to start. One bonus of this video is the addition of blocks to doubleweave. Madelyn loves block weaves and the addition of profile drafts and blocks to deflected doubleweave could be applied to doubleweave, which is not covered in the basic doubleweave workshop. Excellent.” - Debbie Fister

Weaving Deflected Doubleweave

“A very thorough workshop, very well documented and presented. It shows up the infinite creativity of this weave design. A fabulous instructor too - and it makes all the difference!” - Dominique Robertson