Weaving Workshop Reactions
I thoroughly enjoyed weaving on the 8-heddle floor loom. The main stitch I chose to experiment with was twill. While I’m positive that I am not using proper weaving terminology, I decided to modulate the variables of my twill, adding risers from two all the way up through seven, as well as adding additional lines of weft in each shed. Each change was made along with a direction change, creating a reverse twill whose pattern and appearance changes at each turn. While I began with a traditional twill of 2 risers, and 1 weft, I ended with 7 risers and 8 wefts in each shed. Compared to a lap loam, I loved the versatility and expanded possibilities provided by this loom. 10/10 would weave again.