Double Weave Blankets

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Weaving double weave blankets is so intriguing — the idea that you can weave two layers at the same time and also that you can make a compact floor loom do so much more.

Felicia Lo and Cabin Blanket at the cabin on Pender Island
Felicia Lo and Cabin Blanket at the cabin on Pender Island

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am for this moment. This is me and the double weave blanket back in August when I went to Pender Island with my whole family. This blanket had just been cut off the loom and I brought it to the cabin to tie all the knots and finish the fringe.

This has been a moment in the making for probably five years now. Since the beginning of starting the School of SweetGeorgia, people have been requesting a double width, double weave class and it wasn’t something we could initially jump straight into. We had to first lay all of the foundation by creating years of content for teaching how to wind a warp, how to calculate yardage, how to dress a loom, and how to read a weaving draft. The learning and teaching continues, but from this moment on, I feel like we are free to explore so much more! We have the fundamentals and place and the whole world of weaving is open to us now.

Today’s video gives a glimpse of the what I teach in the double weave course but is also a massive thank you to my whole team at SweetGeorgia, the School of SweetGeorgia, and all of our amazing SOS members. I’m just so grateful to be be able to do this work and imagining where we will be a year from now… five years from now… and more.

I’ve explored double weave on 4-shafts with this course and also learned about double weave on 8-shafts, but now I’ve put a new double weave project on the Spring 110 countermarch loom and will try some double weave pick up in the coming weeks and months. Given more free time and more availability on the looms, I’d love to weave more double weave blankets in all different colour combinations.

 

Double width, double weave blanket in Cabin colourway
Double width, double weave blanket in Cabin colourway
Double width, double weave blanket in Elixir colourway
Double width, double weave blanket in Elixir colourway

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