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Whig Rose

Continuing with overshot, I wove two table runners (or maybe more accurately, one loooooong runner, and one table square/topper) in the Whig Rose design from A Handweaver’s Pattern Book by Marguerite Porter Davison. I used Venne organic 2/16 cotton in … Continue reading

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Third Time’s A Charm

Back when I was weaving the overshot runner (see here), I met a much more experienced weaver and I told her my tale of woe on this project.  We discussed a few possibilities and then she asked what yarn was I … Continue reading

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I Give Up

I decided to revisit the overshot runner project with the 2/16 mercerized cotton warp.  But instead of trying to continue on the existing warp, I decided to make a new warp and put it on another loom.  I made a … Continue reading

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Overshot Runner Part 3: Sloooooooow Progress

I have finally reached the end of the first runner for this warp, or maybe the end of the last, depending on how I feel. This has been the warp from hell for me.  The spools themselves had knots, but … Continue reading

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Overshot Runner Part 2: Weaving

After a couple of hiccups (threading error), I have finally started weaving the runner. I have chosen a natural colour for the warp and tabby weft, and a navy for the pattern weft.  I thought this strong colour contrast would help in … Continue reading

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Overshot Runner Part 1: Warped

Now that I am familiar with the technique of overshot, I have decided to weave some more runners on my home loom. I found a draft that I like from the Leclerc Looms website. Pattern Details: 2/16 cotton for warp … Continue reading

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Hot for Overshot

A weaving technique that I have wanted to learn since I began my weaving adventure is overshot.  Overshot is most often associated with beautiful woven coverlets of the 18th and 19th centuries, consisting of a white or natural background and … Continue reading

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