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Weaver Candace Funston
Source Published draft from a class by Robyn Spady, "A Parallel Threading Is The Weaver's Playground," South Jersey Guild of Spinners and Handweavers, November 2019
Yarn 8/2 cotton
EPI 26
Purpose Towels
Guild Third Star Fiber Guild
Collection MAFA 2021 Towel Exchange
# Shafts 8
Weave Name Shadow weave
Weave Category Twill Compound elements

Weaver Notes

I am learning more and more each time I weave. I am taking classes this time around to help me learn how to more efficiently warp my loom. And this was the first time weaving on my new-to-me Leclerc table loom.

I really enjoyed watching the pattern emerge as I went. My towel is based on the eight-shaft threading, treadling variation #5 in the workshop booklet. I miscalculated on how many repeats needed to be in the warp so the towels came out very narrow. I am still learning on how to make what dents I have work with what I want to produce.

I really enjoyed working with the colors and hope to do more with this pattern and loom in the future. And special thanks to Robyn Spady who taught us all about shadow weaving and was so patient with me.


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