Robyn Spady

Robyn Spady was introduced to handweaving at a young age. She completed HGA’s Certificate of Excellence (COE) in 2004 with the specialized study Loom-controlled Stitched Double Cloth. Robyn is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of crossing threads and loves coming up with new ideas to create fabric and transform it into something new and exciting. She is committed to turning the weaving world on to double-faced fabrics, four-shaft weaves, uncommon and advanced weave structures, and passementerie techniques. Robyn is also the founder and editor of Heddlecraft® magazine.

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Two Sides of the Same Cloth

301 Tuesday AM

Cloth has two sides and there are a multitude of ways to design and weave double-faced fabrics with a different appearance on both sides. Plus, many of these methods require a limited number of shafts! In this seminar, Robyn will present the fundamentals of how double-faced fabrics are created, how double-faced fabrics are distinguished from double weave fabrics, how to use some of these weaves to create dimensional effects, and how the majority of these methods don’t require more than one warp beam to weave.

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Versatility of the Double Two-Tie Threading

105 Monday AM

The double two-tie weave is one of the most versatile threadings.  If you’re a weaver looking for a challenge and have a desire to augment your understanding of how this threading system can be leveraged into multiple weave structures, from plaited twills to taqueté to much more, then this class is for you!  This seminar will review the following:

  • Fundamentals of tied weaves
  • Review of the double two-tie threading
  • Examine how the double two-tie threading can be adapted into different weaves

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