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Totally Twill: The Basics Online Workshop

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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 Totally Twill: The Basics Online Workshop on our streaming platform.

From its lovely drape to its shaft-thrifty and seemingly endless patterning possibilities, twill is perhaps the most versatile of weave structures. In this 88-minute online workshop, master weaver Robyn Spady will show you how to create your own beautiful twill!

In this course, you’ll learn how to use the twill circle to design twill patterns, how to determine sett and when to use floating selvedges, how to use different twill variations, from rosepath and birds-eye to M and W, turned, and fancy twills, how to create double-faced cloth using unbalanced twills, and how to design twill gamps.

Armed with Robyn’s clear explanations and helpful weaving tips, you’ll soon be inventing your own unique twill fabrics.

Course includes:
Discussion board & Gallery: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the course. It’s an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, express your inspirations, and share images of your work.
Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the course content. Only you will be able to see your notes.
Video Lesson Run Time: approx. 88 minutes
The videos in this course are available for you to watch via streaming. For details, see the ‘Navigate Your Course’ section within the course.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Twill Basics
    • Twill Structure
    • Types of Twill
    • Twill Tie-Ups
  • Weaving Twill: 4 Basic Twills
    • Weaving Straight Twills
    • Point & Extended Point Twills
    • Broken Twills
    • Twill Variations
      • M&W
      • Birdseye, Goose Eye, & Rosepath Twills
      • Twills with Novelty yarns
      • Double-Faced Twill
      • Twill Gamps
      • Wrapping Up

      Materials Required:

      • A 4-shaft loom

      About the Instructor

      Esther Rodgers

      Robyn Spady is a lifelong weaver who still weaves on the loom that her great-grandmother used to weave her first baby blanket. Robyn completed HGA’s Certificate of Excellence in Weaving in 2004. She is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of crossing threads and is especially interested in exploring and teaching advanced and uncommon weave structures on as few as four shafts. Robyn is a frequent contributor to Handwoven magazine. She lives in Bremerton, Washington.

      Author/Designer: Robyn Spady