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.