For all weavers, but especially those of us with juggling too many plates, Strickler’s The Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns is a God-send! Ann Redmond will guide you through using this book that allows you to pick the weave structure, level of complexity in threading, and treadling.
For most patterns in the book, with a single threading, you can adjust your treadling to achieve patterns with very different looks.
For many others, with a single threading, you can adjust the treadle tie-up to get different patterns, or also adjust the treadling.
For the busy weaver, it’s a treasure trove! Pick a threading and adjust away to get very different patterns and products. Ann will explore tying on too, but will concentrate on how you can use Strickler to plan a wonderfully varied weaving adventure.
Bio: Ann Redmond has been working with textiles since home economics class in 7th grade, following in the footsteps of her maternal lineage. She is a plant ecologist who works as an environmental consultant and struggles to find time for fiber, music, and travel (the work, music, and travel bugs come from the female aspect of her paternal lineage). Her first weaving was a rag rug-style bathmat over 30 years ago. Her weaving has always tended to the practical and as she says,
“hopefully, lovely and enjoyable.”