Overshot Basics

I contracted the weaving bug when I first started looking at overshot. There is something about the idea of making circles and curves in a format of 90 degree angles that has always been intriguing to me. However, I didn’t know the slightest thing about overshot patterns when I tried them. I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t creating roses, or stars, or anything really- just weird floats with no pattern structure at all. The above pattern has been on my “to weave list” since I could comfortably warp a loom by myself. Now that I have designed a little Continue Reading…

Designing with the Computer

I am a little bit of a technophobe. I find many computer programs to not be intuitive. It could be because I need to feel the permanence of actual materials under my hands rather then seeing pixels on the screen showing me the possibilities that could be possible. With that being said: I do understand the importance of computers in the developing craft movement. People are integrating wires and computer chips into fabric, we can digitally print jewelry, and we can make our artwork more interactive with sensors, robotics, and other crazy things. What I am interested in is weaving Continue Reading…