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Weaving - Overshot

Haliburton School of Art + Design

Enrol in Weaving - Overshot

Course Code: ARTS2047

Please note: This course is not suitable for beginners. Weaving - Basic Level I is recommended; or the ability to set up a loom and weave with minimal direction.
Overshot not only creates amazingly diverse and elaborate patterns but is a very historical weave that characterized 19th-century Canadian bedspreads and is part of a long weaving history. It is useful, decorative, and practical and can be used for bed coverings, throw cushions, shawls, apparel, runners, and many other purposes. Overshot looks daunting - but is surprisingly simple at its core. Needing only a four harness loom and two shuttles, its long threading and treadling patterns can seem intimidating, but they are surprisingly easy to design and follow once a few basic concepts are understood. You will work from existing patterns to create either a runner or samples to weave a bedspread or other large project at home. Work through Overshot's structure, possibilities, limitations, and history using hands-on samples and theoretical workings as well as your own time at the loom. For those who wish, a session on loom maintenance will be given to help understand how to maintain, repair, and keep your loom in optimum running condition.

Attend this course in person

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (9:00am - 4:30pm)

Section: 41

Material List and Important Details:

There will be a $40 material fee payable to the instructor.