Double Weave Over Shot / Complimentary Plain Weave

Skill Level


Required Skills:

  • Must be able to warp loom prior to class

Class Length

  • 2.5 Days
  • Friday: 9 am to 12 pm; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am to 12 pm


Complimentary Plain Weave is a fascinating threading system that allows you to take any of your favorite Overshot Patterns and weave them as if it were a Double Weave. This is particularly helpful because it weaves a Plain Weave surface without the typical weft floats associated with traditional Overshot. The fabric is totally reversable and can weave with different color definitions on each side. You can also change out the treadling order to create your own new pattern. How cool is that?

Complimentary Plain Weave is very useful for placemats, table runners, upholstery or any textile that needs to be hard wearing.

For this workshop we will be limiting our explorations to just four shaft drafts. Hot pad width warps will allow you to weave many different samples that are not only useful but would make nice gifts.


Registration Fee $450 for members, $525 for all others
Materials Fee $0

Materials Fee includes: n/a

Students to Bring

  • Loom warped and ready to weave
  • Notebook and pen or pencil
  • Two boat shuttles
  • Bobbins that with your shuttles
  • Bobbin Winder
  • Recommended thread for the workshop
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Pins
  • Any of your favorite tools that you think you might need

Instructor Bio

Tom has been weaving, teaching and writing about weaving and spinning for more than 40 years. He is currently teaching at Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Studio in York Haven, PA. Besides weaving examples for teaching and articles, Tom loves collecting and studying antique textiles and ethnic textiles from different parts of the World. His studies inspire much of what he loves to weave.


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