CHG Weave Structure Study Group

Weaving Structures study group will use Heddlecraft magazine as its guide. Each HeddleCraft is dedicated to a particular structure or threading style in weaving. There are concise instructions and sample drafts in each issue. Most issues contain information for both 4 & 8 shaft threading (occasionally up to 16 shafts). There are 27 issues to date covering weaving styles and structure like: deflected double weave, Echo weave, double two tied weaves, Advancing twills, Shadow Weave, and Parallel threading.

For the first meeting, each member will choose an issue they would like to see explored. We will draw the issues for the first year from a hat (4 subjects) and create our schedule if your issue is drawn you will lead the discussion (you can form a team). We will create our calendar, giving at least three months to each issue.

Every member will need to order their own copies of the issues from HeddleCraft.

The Study Group organizer suggests that members make a donation of $10.00 donation to the guild to assist in defraying the expense of our Zoom license.

Contact: Colleen Casey, Properties Chair – properties@chgweavers.org

Deflected Doubleweave

The first structure under the microscope is deflected doubleweave. The group is in-process exploring versions from 4 shaft to 8 shaft threadings that explore both differential shrinkage and balanced shrinkage fibers. Here are a few early samples. More later.

Double 2 Tie

The group is planning a foray into Double 2 Tie weaving starting, probably, in January of 2021. For those wanting to get a head start, the Heddlecraft Issue we will be working with is the July/August 2019 Issue.

Here’s a great bibliography for Double 2 Tie compiled by the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild More Than Four Study Group:

  • Barrett, C. Designing rugs for harness-controlled weaving Weaver’s Journal. #16. April, 1980. 27-39.
  • Barrett, C. & Smith, E. Double Two-Tie Unit Weave. Boulder, CO: Colorado Fiber Center, 1983.
  • Butler, S. Understanding Rayon Chenille. Woodstock, IL: Butlerdidit Press. 2002, 57-69.
  • Cyrus, U. Handbok i Vävning. Stockholm,Sweden: Lantbruksförbundets Tidskrifts Aktiebolag , 1955, 156-157.
  • Francoise Deygout has sent us these ideas in celebration of our 10th anniversary. Complex Weavers’ Newsletter Compilation. #33. May, 1990. 13.
  • Kelly. J. An introduction to tied unit weaves. Prairie Wool Companion. #14, 1987. 40-47.
  • Miller, M.A. The longest warp in the world or, the double two-tie unit threading system. Complex Weavers’ Newsletter Compilation, 1979-1989. April, 1982. 1.
  • Multiple shaft weaving: Tie-ups for 2 or more tie block weaves. Weavers Journal. #23, Winter, 1981. 41.
  • Multiple shaft weaving: 2-tie four-end block drafts. Weavers Journal. #24, Spring, 1982. 48-52.
  • Ott, D. Letter to the editor. Weaver’s Journal. #32. Spring, 1984, 6.
  • Schlein, A. Double two-tie unit weave and network drafting. Weaver’s. #26. Winter, 1994. 20-24.
  • Schlein, A. New life for your 24-shaft straight threading. Complex Weavers Newsletter. #58. Sept., 1998, 34-38.
  • Spangler, C. Tied weaves and beyond. Weaver’s #33, Fall, 1996. 20-23.
  • Sullivan, D. Tie Talk. Prairie Wool Companion. #14. 1987. 14-17.
  • Summer & winter unharnessed. Prairie Wool Companion. #1. Nov. 1981. 10-15.
  • Tidball, H. Double summer and winter system. In The Handloom Weaves, The Shuttlecraft Guild. 1957. page 22, reprinted in The Handloom Weaves, Enlarged Edition, Shuttle Craft Guild Monograph #33. 1984. p. 28.
  • Tidball, H. Double-summer and winter-twill. Shuttle Craft Guild Monograph #19, 1966, 56-58.
  • Tidball, H. The two-tie unit system. Shuttle Craft Guild Monograph #19, 1966, 4-6.
  • Tied weave glossary. Prairie Wool Companion. #14, 1987. 44 & 48.
  • van der Hoogt, M. Hello. Prairie Wool Companion, #14,1987. p. 1.
  • van der Hoogt, M. Tied unit weaves: Words to know and Chapter 8. Understanding tied unit weaves. The Complete Book of Drafting for Handweavers. Coupeville, WA: Shuttlecraft. nd. 78-93, 132.
  • van der Hoogt, M. Turned drafts in double two-tie unit weave. Weaver’s Journal. #34, Fall, 1984. 13-18.
  • Wertenberger, K. 8,12….20: An Introduction to Multishaft Weaving. Loveland, CO: Interweave. 1988. 80-81
  • What is double two-tie unit weave??? Complex Weavers’ Newsletter Compilation, 1979-1989. #29. January, 1989. 11.
  • Xenakis, A.D. Even-tied overshot. Prairie Wool Companion. #9, 1984. 40-43.
  • Xenakis, A.D. The double two-tie unit weave: An expansion of options for rigid heddle weavers. Interweave. 5(1). Winter, 1979. 39-42, 52.
  • Xenakis, A.D. The double 2 tie system applied to overshot. Prairie Wool Companion. #9, 1984. 7-11.

Color & Weave

  • Wertenberger, K. Color-and-weave-effects. Handwoven. 5(2). March, 1984, 36-37. See corrections page I-4 in issue 9(2), March, 1988.

Double Weave

  • Keasbey, D. Potholders by design. Prairie Wool Companion. #13. 1986. 50-51.
  • Regensteiner, E. The Art of Weaving. 3rd ed. 1986. West Chester, PA: Schiffer, 108-111.
  • Ryeburn, J.A. ‘Glowing crosses’ runner. Weaver’s #28, 1995. 40-41.
  • van der Hoogt, M. Stitcher designer hints for loom-controlled figured pique. Prairie Wool Companion #13, 1986, 48-50.
  • Wertenberger, K. Double weave. Handwoven. 5(4). Sept., 1984. 81-83.
  • Xenakis, A.D. & Sellon, P. Figured pique patterning with the double two-tie system. Prairie Wool Companion. #12, 1986, 20-23 (see corrections by D. Keasbey in Letters in issue 13.)

Extended Double Two-tie

  • Barrett, C. Coverlet weaves using two ties, sample 6 Weavers Journal. #12, April 1979, 31-34.
  • Carey, J.M. A change of heart and other progressive ideas. Prairie Wool Companion. #9, 1984. 18-19.
  • Carey, J.M. Handwoven American coverlets of the overshot type. Prairie Wool Companion #9, 1984. 24-28.
  • Early American coverlets of the summer and winter type. Weaver’s Journal. #12, April, 1979, 35-37.
  • Whaley, B.L. Designing with Patternland. Weaver’s. #7, Fall, 1989. 40-43.
  • Whyte, N. Star and Diamond. Complex Weaver’s Newsletter Compilation, 1979-1989. #7, September, 1981. 7.

Stuffer Rug Technique-Two Faced

  • Windeknecht, M.B. Adding treadles for a complex weave. Complex Weavers’ Newsletter Compilation, 1979-1989. #9, April, 1982. 4-8

Supplementary Warp or Weft

  • Bryant, L. Spirit windows. Weaver’s #28. Summer, 1995. 17.
  • Keasbey, D. Inspired by Peru. Handwoven. 21(1). January 2000, 56-61
  • Kirk, B.B. Christmas place mats. Complex Weavers’ Newsletter Compilation. #44, January 1994, 167.
  • Laursen, L. & Noe, K. Silky omlottkjol och jacka. Väv. #3, 2002, 18-19 & translation.
  • Nathans, B. Supplementary warp on an AVL. Weaver’s. #7, Fall, 1989, 39.
  • Ryeburn, J.A. ‘Going in circles’ runner. Weaver’s, #27, Spring, 1995. 22-27.
  • Scorgie, J. Peruvian-inspired blouse. Handwoven. 9(4). Sept., 1988. 67, 100-101.
  • Thilenius, C. Holiday greetings. Handwoven. 3(5). Nov., 1982, 101.
  • van der Hoogt, M. Double two-tie unit weave for supplementary warp. Weaver’s. #8, 1990. 32-37.
  • Wertenberger, K. Complementary colors. Handwoven. 6(5). Nov., 1985. 90-91.
  • Wilson, C. Pieced Peru vest. Weaver’s, #35, Spring, 1997. 19-20.

Taqueté and Turned Taqueté

  • Barrett, C. Taqueté and samitum. Weaver’s. #5. 1989. 46-51.
  • Butler, S. (table runner) Complex Weavers Journal. #66, May, 2001, 9.
  • Crighton L. Turned Taqueté by design. Weaver’s. #27. Spring, 1995. 30-31.
  • Fry, L. Reach for the stars. Weaver’s. #25. Fall, 1994. 46-47.
  • Hoskins, N. Taqueté for tots. Weaver’s. #25. Fall, 1994. 36-38.
  • Hoskins, N.A. Weft-Faced Pattern Weaves: Tabby to Taqueté. Seattle: Skein. 1992, 238-247.
  • Inouye, B. Exploring Multishaft Design. Hyattsville, MD: Weavingdance Press. 2000. 88-102.
  • Peck, N. Cross border weavers ‘focus on units’ project. Complex Weavers Journal #65, Jan., 2001, 4-5.

Twills-Fancy, Plaited, Braided

  • Alderman, S. Braided twill purse organizer and card case. Handwoven 5(1). Jan., 1984, 94-95.
  • Alvic, P. Plaited twill projects. Weavers’ Journal. #44. Spring, 1987. 55-57.
  • Barrett, C. Double two-tie twills and basket weave. Weavers’ Journal. #27, Winter, 1982. 38-43.
  • Casual but chic: A man’s scarf. Weavers’ Journal. #32. Spring, 1984, 70-71.
  • Collingwood, P. The Techniques of Rug Weaving. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1969, 304-306 & 340-342.
  • deRuiter, E. Double two-tie weft-rep curves. Weaver’s. #33. Fall, 1996. 44-45.
  • Diament, P. Sensational scarves. Handwoven. 14(1). Jan., 1993. 65, 91.
  • Elliott, V. The Seventeen Pattern Types. Hendersonville, NC: Emerald. 1990. 48, 56.
  • Kaestner, T. Recipe 13: Eight jewelry bags. Weaver’s. #26, 1994. 40-41.
  • Keasbey, D. Double two-tie threading for twill. Pattern Devices for Handweavers, Bethesda, MD: Keasbey. 1981, 67-68.
  • Kelly, J. Designing fancy twills in double two-tie unit weave. Interweave. 6(1). Winter, 1980. 49-51.
  • Nott, J. Plaited twill. Complex Weavers Journal #70. Sept., 2002, 16.
  • Peck, N. Double Two Tie Braided Twill Jacket. Complex Weavers Journal. #62, Jan., 2000, 11.
  • Plaited twills. Weavers’ Journal. #28, Spring 1983. 76-77.
  • Ravenscroft, M. Tencel friendship bags. Handwoven. 23(5), Nov., 2002, 64-66.
  • Shen, D. Weaver’s notebook. Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot. #36. Fall, 1978, 101.
  • Stahl, Y. Plaited twill scarf. Handwoven 16(4). Sept., 1995. 61, 86-87.
  • Strickler, C. (ed.) A Weaver’s Book of 8 Shaft Patterns. Loveland, CO: Interweave. 1991. 102-107
  • Sullivan, D. Rainbow Blankets. Prairie Wool Companion, #14, 1987. 27-28.
  • Tracy, N. Weft faced twills with the double two-tie threading system. Weaver’s. #14, 1991. 54-55.
  • van der Hoogt, M. Twills in double two-tie unit weave. Handwoven. 6(5). Nov., 1985, 64-68+
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