Season 4 Episode 8 - Shadow Weave
Time for another fun episode and this one has lots of colour. The bright joyful colours that were used in Fibonacci w/Gradation aka Parrot S2, E5 have leapt forward onto our Shadow Weave gamp in this episode. Shadow Weave is a colour and weave technique that structurally bridges plain weave and twill. There are 2 methods of drafting Shadow Weave and in this episode we study the original system that Mary Atwater invented. It evolves out of twill which is why we are studying it first. We will look at the Powell method down the line when we get into Units, Blocks and Profiles.
The concept of ‘overlay’ really builds in this episode. We take colours and graphic from one sample, use the shapes from 4 of the threadings in the small threading twill gamp and overlay the Atwater Shadow Weave theory on top. Wave your magic wand and presto mundo….we have jumped to a different universe using concepts we are familiar with. So cool, so much fun, so easy. If you need something to brighten up your day, you’ll find it in this episode.
Shadow Weave doesn’t have to be bright and bold and in your face, it can be soft and delicate, tone on tone and we explore that in a second sample woven using Zephyr. So you get 2 patterns in this episode 🙂
So much to learn, so many ways to play at the loom, so many ways to loose yourself in creativity. We are so lucky to be weavers.
You can purchase the Shadow Weave Sample Kit right here:
4.8.1 - Introduction to Shadow Weave
An introduction to the Atwater Method of Shadow Weave and how you can add this amazing structure to your Twills.
4.8.2 - Shadow Weave at the Loom
Jane talks us through the magic of Shadow Weave as weaves this stunning sample.
4.8.3 - Shadow Weave at the Table
A look at the sample you will be able to create on your loom.
4.8.4 - Undulating Twill in Shadow Weave
Oh heck – why not add Undulating Twill to add Shadow Weave!
4.8.5 - Undulating Twill on Shadow Weave at the Loom
Follow Jane down the Shadow Weave path as she weaves the final sample in this episode.
Season 4 Episode 8 - Shadow Weave Meets Twill PDF
Your first draft is a 6 yard cotton warp for you to sample and a bonus draft for a Shadow Weave Scarf woven with Zephyr.