Brenda Gibson

Brenda Gibson is a largely self-taught weaver who has become deeply absorbed into weaving since retiring from her professional financial career. Early on in her weaving life when she was trying to push the boundaries of an eight-shaft table loom, she discovered the magic of double two-tie threadings and continued to exploit these once she had 32 shafts at her disposal. She is a keen member of two CW Study Groups: the Sixteens and Double Weave.

She regularly teaches weaving classes to a wide range of levels and has given workshops on double cloth, Fiberworks-PCW weaving software, ply-split braiding and spinning.

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’Joining the Dots’ (Double Two-Tie Unit Weave Threading System)

403 Monday PM

This session will explore the many weave possibilities of double two-tie unit weave threading systems, which provide huge versatility of designs that can be woven on one warp without the need to rethread between different pieces. A double two-tie threading can also be very economical on shafts compared to straight entry threading. The resulting weave categories include twills (both conventional and plaited and braided twills), extended summer and winter, color and weave effects, double weave and textures. The double two-tie system may be applied both to blocks and to single units in straight runs or points.

The idea may be pushed much further, however, and applied not to an entire threading but a subset of a warp such as piqué pattern threads, or expanded into blocks of pattern threads combined with a tie down system of any sort, including double two tie again.

The format of the seminar will be an illustrated PowerPoint presentation, use of Fiberworks-PCW and possibly Photoshop software to create drafts and a showing of a selection of finished pieces and samples Brenda has woven using double two-tie threading systems.

Materials fee:  None

Supplies:  None

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