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New Dimensions in Deflected Doubleweave Video Download

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Access more than 140 video courses (including this one) with a Long Thread Media All Access subscription, bringing you up close to experts in spinning, weaving, needleworking, felting, and dyeing. View New Dimensions in Deflected Doubleweave on our streaming platform.


Want more pattern and texture in your life? Deflected doubleweave (DDW) can be combined with traditional doubleweave to create layers, pockets, and connections all in the same piece. Use this technique to weave dramatic scarves, shawls, and cowls with a variety of fibers and colorways.

In this video, instructor Janney Simpson demonstrates how to use 8-shaft table and floor looms to weave DDW with several variations. Janney’s clever method uses a skeleton tie-up, allowing you to change layers at will without retying your treadles. 

Her approach to weaving this dynamic structure delivers limitless design options.

 As you watch, you’ll:

  • Review how the deflected doubleweave structure works
  • Compare conventional and skeleton tie-up options
  • Learn how to use table and floor looms to weave DDW
  • Explore ways to add pockets and layers to your designs
  • Develop your DDW skills with the included gamp sampler pattern

Weave stunning fabrics on your table or floor loom using fewer shafts and treadles than you might expect. The included workbook makes it easy to follow along, and soon you’ll have all the tools you need to weave astounding deflected doubleweave fabrics. Get started exploring this exciting structure with instructor Janney Simpson!

Prerequisites: 

  • Weavers should be able to warp a loom and read a draft

Included in the Download: 

  • 82 minutes of detailed instructional video  
  • Workbook for reference
  • DDW gamp sampler pattern

 Materials and Equipment:  

  • For the video, you'll want a printed copy of the provided workbook.
  • To weave the DDW sampler, you’ll need an 8-shaft floor or table loom, 12 or 15 dent reed, 2 shuttles, 2–3 bobbins, tape measure, T-pins, weights for broken ends, and scissors. Floor loom weavers will need 24 treadle cords or pins for their tie-up.

Janney Simpson relishes the "ah-ha" moment when new weavers throw a shuttle for the first time. She has been weaving for more than 35 years. After getting bitten by the deflected doubleweave bug a decade ago, she started teaching DDW locally and nationally. Often accompanied by a golden retriever in her studio, she weaves on looms of all breeds.

Running time: 1 hour 22 minutes

Instructor: Janney Simpson