Season 7 Episode 5 - Overshot with Colour and Weave
Well, this episode was a ton of fun! Take a wonderful Overshot pattern designed by Bertha Gray Hayes, tweak the float length a teeny weeny bit, add a layer of Log Cabin on top of the overshot threading and voila....you have Overshot that takes on an entirely new look. These scarves were all woven on a cotton warp with a wool/silk blend (Zephyr) for both the tabby and the pattern wefts. They were woven with just 2 shuttles, a light and a dark. We use double picks around a floating selvedge for our pattern weft and the weaving is fun, fast and really easy.
Things we will learn:
• That all weaving can be a journey of discovery.
• How to start with a traditional Overshot motif and make it look more contemporary.
• How to overlay a colour and weave sequence.
• How to consider the Colour and Weave overlay as important as the float patterning.
• How to add solid bands to the design to aid division of space.
• How to weave with just 2 shuttles and achieve colour and weave plus texture.
• How to approach the sampling starting with D/L options on one treadling and then other treadlings.
• It creates a range of motifs which can be used in other pieces.
• That both sides are different yet so beautiful.
• I made my samplers into scarves and why not!