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Combining Twill Gamp Patterns for Finished Projects

  • 21 Feb 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
  • 6


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Broken, point, extended point, M & W, advancing and herringbone all are examples of an almost endless variety of twill weaving patterns possible on four shafts. The best way to learn about these patterns is by weaving a gamp or sample blanket. Start with a warp divided into sections of different twill threadings. Apply a 2/2, 1/3 or 3/1 twill tie-up and then treadle the patterns in the order threaded. The resulting gamp illustrates how each threading looks when woven with itself, PLUS many more examples of how they look woven with each other. This is the last of a series of three classes guiding participants through development and weaving of a twill gamp, using lecture, hands-on demos and, if desired, at-home practice. This class focuses on how to combine patterns from the twill gamp to create original weaving designs.

Level: Intermediate

Materials fee: $5 for Handout with drafts, finished woven gamp for discussion and all materials and tools used in class.


Members $50

Non-members $60

Instructor: Resident Artist Karen Donde


408 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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