Weaving Double Cloth
Doubleweave is a type of weaving technique in which the weaver simultaneously weaves two layers of cloth. The individual threads of each layer can be made to change places, top to bottom, bottom to top, and in that way, reversible patterns can be woven into the cloth, dark on light, reversing to light on dark. Sometimes known by the Swedish term, Finnweave, the traditional form is done using a tool called a pick-up stick, and a loom with at least four shafts. In this workshop, students will thread and weave a small project using the traditional Scandinavian technique and designs. In addition, the instructor's own technique for contemporary pick-up double weave will also be presented. Each student will create their own unique weaving, with individualized instruction.