Triaxial Weaving Workshop


By Judith on April 1, 2021
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At the end of this month I will be teaching my Triaxial Weaving workshop for Crafty Monkies.

I first taught weaving as part of my Studio ‘in-person’ classes 2 years ago.

We looked at the simple basket weave …



Houndstooth weave (intermediate) …..



and the more advanced Triaxial weaving …


(you can see the amazing results of our classes here.)



‘Triaxial’ means 3 axis – unlike the other 2 styles where fabric strips are woven vertically and horizontally, the 3 layers of fabric strips in the triaxial weave are woven at 30 degrees to each other. By varying the order of ‘overs and unders’ different patterns can be achieved, like the Tumbling Blocks design shown here in my basket.



In my Crafty Monkies workshop I will be demonstrating simple 2 axis weaving before taking the class through

  • how to mark and prepare a foam foundation for weaving on
  • learn how to make a triaxial woven panel
  • learn how to ready your woven panel for use in another project (my new Woven Basket pattern will be available free, exclusively for workshop attendees)



The Trixial weave can be a little fiddly, but a genius invention called the Wefty Needle makes this technique a lot more manageable!!



Wefty Needles can be purchased in our store here, as well as other supplies you will need. The full list of workshop requirements (as well as a video on how to prep your fabric strips) and booking info is available here.

So if you would like to spend 3 fun hours on a Friday night learning a cool new technique with me and lots of other like-minded creatives, then book in now!

Happy weaving!

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Spring Class Project: Wefty Weaving


By Judith on February 9, 2019
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Already we are coming to the end of our first block of 2019 classes.  This week we will wrap up our Necessary Clutch wallets and New Year projects.

 

I can’t wait to show you all the finished clutches!

 

And I’m a little bit excited to show you our (optional) class project for the Feb-April block.

 

Wefty Weaving info

 

In our next block of classes I will be showing 3 different weaving techniques, 2 of which use the Wefty Weaving Needle.

 

 

A Wefty Needle comes in 2 sizes, 1″ and 0.5″ and enables weaving both simple and complex designs with little/no fabric waste.

 

Once you have a deliciously woven panel you can turn it into a pretty basket, a tactile cushion, a useful notebook cover, anything you like!

 

I’ll have notes available on how to make my 3 examples, but you don’t have to stick to these projects.  Just check out my Weaving Pinterest Board for lots more mind blowing inspiration!

 

Linen Basket Weave Cushion

 

Basket Weave Linen Cushion

 

This is a beginner friendly project, keeping the strips wider and easy to weave into a traditional basket weave pattern.

 

Basket Weave Linen Cushion

 

We don’t use the Wefty Needle on this project, a large safety pin will suffice, though there will be a little fabric waste at the end of each woven strip.

 

Basket Weave Linen Cushion

 

And if you haven’t already them sussed, how about trying some buttonholes and self covered buttons as your cushion closure?

 

Houndstooth Journal Cover

 

Wefty Woven Notebook Cover

 

These 0.5″ strips are woven with the Wefty Needle into a houndstooth pattern.

 

Again we are using a traditional basket weave here, but clever placement of strips produces the secondary pattern.

 

Wefty Woven Notebook Cover

 

I turned my woven panel into a journal cover (my notebook cover pattern is available here), but you could easily use this as a decorative panel in a bag or add some borders for a textured placemat or cushion.

 

Wefty Woven Notebook Cover

 

 

Triaxial Woven Basket

 

Triaxial Woven Basket

 

Triaxial means 3 angles.  Unlike a basket weave (with only vertically and horizontally woven strips) triaxial weaving involves strips woven at vertical and 2 thirty degree angles.

 

Triaxial Woven Basket

 

For my cute basket I’ve used the 1″ Wefty Needle.  Triaxial weaving is more complex than basket weaving designs, but once you get your head around it, there are many more amazing designs which can be produced from the 3 angles.

 

Triaxial Woven Basket

 

So if you fancy a spot of weaving over the next 7 weeks, or just want to carve out some therapeutic sewing time to work on other projects, why not come join the fun and book into one of our 6 weekly classes.

 

And it’s now easier than ever to register for a class, using our new online registration system.

 

Happy weaving!

 

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