8 shaft twill
March 11, 2014
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Last month’s assignment – a table runner in 8 shaft twill. We all wove some sort of runners and used the same yarn – 8/2 linen , leftover yarn from swedish rug manufacturer Kasthalls, so we could see how different draft, setting and colors are working together with the same material.
I used this draft plus two extra shafts and two treadles to make edges in tabby weaving.
Setting is 7 threads per cm and the finished weaving looks quite different before and after washing
Here it is after washing and putting through the mangle (they have this huge and scary stone mangle machine in Fristad)
Now, we don’t use runners casually in our home ( our three cats think that any cloth on a table is a legitimate place to have a nap or just to sit on, it somehow feels right for their paws ), but I might use this one on some social occasions, now that I have woven a runner. I mean all those 10 shafts and 10 treadle on Glimåkra loom… I wonder if I ever use them all again :)