Making Sense of Twill with Robyn Spady

  • Saturday, March 04, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, March 04, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PST)
  • Saturday, March 04, 2023, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI030423RS
  • 8


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Join nationally known weaver Robyn Spady for two workshops about twill weaving structures.

About this Class

Attend one or both of these workshops!

9 am-Noon: Deciphering the Drawdown – Making sense of Drafting

Few weavers receive instruction in drafting when they initially learn to weave.  By understanding how a pattern is developed, a weaver can know why the pattern creates the design it does, reduce dependence on projects, create innovative designs, and understand how to augment the possibilities of a single threading by changing the tie-up, weft, and/or treadling.

Workbook:  Deciphering the Drawdown

1-3 pm:  Weave Structures: Totally Twill – the Basics

Twills are one of the most versatile weave structures and the possibilities are amazing. The breadth of weaving twills can be a bit daunting, but so much fun!  In this workshop, the basics are covered - from straight draw and point twills to broken, undulating, M&W, Dornick, plaited, and turned twills.

Workbook: Twill the Basics

Several looms will be warped up in the Fiber Arts Studio so you can try twill patterns in the week following these workshops. 


  • Skill Level: Intermediate.


  • There is an $8 fee for workbooks included in the price of class.  



Robyn Spady is a national treasure in the arts-and-crafts field, having years of experience nationally as a weaving and fiber arts teacher and conference keynote speaker. She is the author of numerous books and writes regularly for various fiber publications, including Handwoven, and is the editor of Heddlecraft.

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