I have been interested in playing around with woven patterns lately and one of the most basic patterns is the twill weave.
A twill weave is created by passing the weft thread over two or more warp threads and then repeating that pattern one warp thread over, so that a diagonal line is formed. If you are near some denim fabric, chances are it is made of a twill weave. The twill weave is used a lot when creating textiles, but I wanted to play around with it and maybe use it in a future wall hanging.
I made this weave sample and created my twill by passing my weft over two warp threads, then under two warp threads (Confused over the weaving terms? See this post here). When I came back on my second pass, I made sure that my weft stacked to the right of the row below it. Here is a simple graph of what I’m talking about. The blue color is the weft passing over the warp and the white color is the warp showing as the weft passes under it.
And here is a picture of it with my yarns. In the first picture I left the weft threads spread out so you could see clearly where the weft passes over and under the warp. The second picture shows the threads after I pushed them down.
I liked how the twill pattern looks, it definitely is a way to add some texture into a weave. I really like the side profile of the twill weave where you can see the diagonal. You can even see it in my spaced weft threads, they almost look like waves. Oh and to explain what I have going on at the very bottom of the sample weave, it’s a few rows of the plain weave and that elevated ridge is the soumak weave.
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