Saturday, October 13, 2012

Weaving Historic Bedcover Fabrics....Overshot

Last week we had two new students come up to take the Historic Bedcovers class....Linda Healy and Barbara Gordon. They both decided to tackle overshot and Linda chose a pattern from the book "Of Coverlets" and Barbara picked one from a Swedish book. The idea was to plan a piece that had a side border and a half block so that two pieces could be seamed together in preparation for doing a full sized piece in the future. It was an ambitious project for both of them .....not just the warping and threading but to also weave four yards of fabric in five days. Not to be daunted, they both dove right in and although there were some late nights in the studio, they both finished two spectacular warps!
Linda Healy, with her pattern just starting.

Linda choose to weave with four colors ....teal blue, green, gold and red.

Barbara Gordon starting her second panel.

The back side of Barbara's block and rose design.

A close-up of Linda's pattern....beautiful!

The full two panels ready to seam together.

Barbara's finished piece...also beautiful!

Her two panels...

and a closeup!

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