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Best of Handwoven, Technique Series: Twills on Four Shafts eBook

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In Marguerite Porter Davison's book A Handweaver's Pattern Book the clear implication that you can thread one of an amazing number of twills and then, by varying the treadling, weave an even more amazing number of patterns. Since the middle of the last century, weavers have been putting this awareness to use.
This eBook gives you the tools to extend the twills found in Davison's book along with those in many other resources into original designs. Each project in this eBook presents a type of twill with how-to information for drafting and designing it in addition to a beautiful project to weave.
A type of twill developed very recently but not considered suitable for four shafts is also included here in Barbara Elkins's 4-shaft advancing-twill adaptation. From simple twill stripes to pick--up mock-satin damask, this book has what you need to make other weavers exclaim when they see your fabrics: "Surely that took more than four shafts!"


Advancing-Twill Placemats and Runner
Barbara Elkins

Twills with a Twist: Undulation by Design
Doramay Keasbey

Simple Twill Towels
Margaret Gaynes

Twill Basics
Madelyn van der Hoogt

Pillow in Bird’s-Eye Twill
Matilda MacGeorge

Blue Plaid Lap Robe in Dornick Twill
Sharon Alderman

Glowing Embers Scarf
Leslie Voiers

Twill-Block Towels on Four Shafts
Gloria Martin

White Rabbit Tea Towels
Alison Irwin

Nine-Patch Picnic Mats
Alison Irwin

Minuet in Color: Runner and Mats
Tracy Kaestner

Variations on a Musical Theme: Two Scarves
Doramay Keasbey