doubleweave

Torcs were found in many Iron Age cultures including the Celts which most people typically think of when they see a torque. Later, it was seen again during the Viking Age where my Viking Knit comes into play! Generally, the wire would be twisted (or braided) but here it is woven. Torcs were originally made to be a nearly permanent necklace but mine offers an easy way to remove it as it is malleable and not as tight as most torcs are made to be. Torcs have been found in the graves of both men and women so this piece offers a little historical background for both of those sexes if interested in wearing for SCA events, et cetera. $26.25+shipping! #torc #torque #asatru #bracelet #celtic #copper #cooperwire #doubleweave #etsy #energy #forsale #garb #heathen #handmade #instagood #jewelryporn #medieval #norse #pagan #power #paganism #sca #societyforcreativeanachronism #viking #vikings #vikingknit (at http://www.thewellandspindle.com)

doubleweave success!!

Finally figured out doubleweave with the help of this awesome handy little booklet!

Was so proud of my little folded tube of fabric :) It’s not a very exciting pattern because all I can do is plain weave on my 4 shaft loom but I have proved to myself I can figure it out now so I can justify buying my bigger loom. Finally. Exciting!!! 

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Jennifer Moore in London

I had the great pleasure of spending a number of days in London this last week.  My first opportunity came hand-in-hand with my very first trip to Handweaver’s Studio as well as an advanced doubleweave workshop with Jennifer Moore.

I have to say that I went to the workshop with expectations of having a really intense two days of double weave - from double-width cloth through more sculptural techniques.  I was certainly not disappointed! Thirteen looms and lots of fabulous samples!

But, what I did not anticipate was the really thorough but very simplified approach to block design.  I suppose given Jennifer’s background and current career path, I shouldn’t have been surprised by the technical background that was thrown into the round robin structure.  It was extremely helpful for me to have block design laid out so clearly.  I’m not sure I can effectively describe it here, but here’s a snapshot of the type of diagrams she provided in the explanation.  

The rest is in her book, so you might just have to purchase it!

More new arrivals from Kapital! Ring Coat, Indigo Surf Sweatshirt, and Double Weave Stole. See the whole collection in-store and online now! #menswear #kapital #kapitalkountry #kountry #ringcoat #indigo #madeinjapan #sweatshirt #selvedge #doubleweave #stole #independencechicago
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More new arrivals from Kapital! Ring Coat, Indigo Surf Sweatshirt, and Double Weave Stole. See the whole collection in-store and online now! #menswear #kapital #kapitalkountry #kountry #ringcoat #indigo #madeinjapan #sweatshirt #selvedge #doubleweave #stole #independencechicago