DEBORAH SILVER – “Split Shed Tied Beiderwand” – April 16-18, 2021

DESCRIPTION:  Break out the blocks with split-shed weaving.  Weave curves and blend colors using continuous wefts on a four-shaft loom with no special equipment. 

Students will learn to weave multiple combinations of weave structures using only four shafts and straight threading. Only tie-ups and treadling are changed between samples.  Work with combinations of twills, summer and winter, 4-tie twill, Han damask, taquete, double weave and more.  Weave samples using continuous, complementary and supplementary wefts, as well as wefts which combine to produce shading (color blending) for pictorial weaving.

Students will also learn to make a cartoon on cloth that will advance with the warp and will not wrinkle with the beating.

LOOM REQUIREMENT:  4 shafts necessary

DEBORAH’S WEBSITE:   www.deborahsilverstudio.