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Windows and Shadows Shawl

Here is a pdf download of the pattern for this beautiful shawl by Jannie Taylor that combines spaces in the warp and weft with shadow weave to great effect.

Handwoven Editors May 3, 2022 - 3 min read

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Jannie Taylor added spaces in her warp and weft to add yet another dimension to her her Windows and Shadows Shawl from Handwoven Jan/Feb 2012. Photo by Joe Coca

Editor's Note: Still in the mode of thinking about shadow weave because of the two recently released video courses featuring Jannie Taylor, Introduction to Shadow Weave and Designing Shadow Weave, we found a beautiful shawl project by Jannie in the January/February 2012 issue of Handwoven that combines shadow weave with spaces in the warp and weft. Those spaces add mystery to the patterning in the fabric and a lightness to the shawl overall. Two drafts for the shawl are included in the project, one for a 4-shaft version and one for the original 8-shaft version.

Project at a Glance and PDF Download

PROJECT TYPE: 4- or 8-shaft.

STRUCTURE: Shadow weave.

EQUIPMENT: 4- or 8-shaft loom, 30" weaving width; 10-dent reed; 3 shuttles; 8 bobbins; 44 plastic miniblinds or smooth posterboard strips.

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