I’m weaving overshot (yes, again) this week and I am smitten with this draft:
The center motif is taken from Josephine Estes’ esteemed publication, “Original Miniature Patterns for Hand Weaving.” I’m using 10/2 mercerized cotton for the warp and ground/tabby yarns and 3/2 mercerized cotton for the pattern weft. I sett the warp at 20 ends per inch. I have a relatively light beat in general but I anticipate some shrinkage after the cloth is removed from the loom. Here is the same pattern using a black mercerized pattern weft yarn:
I’m actually submitting this black and white piece for a winter exhibition with the League of NH Craftsmen (Concord, NH), which will open in January.
Some of my Instagram followers have asked me about the complexity of the pattern. While it is only a four shaft design, the trick of it has to do with the length of the pattern repeat in both the threading and the treadling. If you’re going to attempt this pattern, I suggest having a multitude of sticky notes at the ready! After a few repeats, though, one becomes familiar with how the pattern sculpts itself into the cloth.
(Update: the draft for Overshot Orange Peels may be found here.)
9 thoughts on “Overshot orange peels”
I would love to try this draft Kate. Thank you for the kind offer. Ann
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I would be happy to provide the draft! I will work on it this weekend and will share on the blog as soon as it passes muster! Best, Kate K.
This looks like so much fun. If you can send the draft details I would love to try this pattern
Hi, Barbara! I wrote a blog post about weaving your own overshot orange peels. In it there is a link to a Google document which will provide you with all of the details you should need. Here is the blog post: https://katekilgus.com/2017/12/01/orange-peel-overshot-draft/
I would like to see draft
Hello, Tamara. The draft for overshot orange peels is available here:
This pattern, along with a few other drafts, are available under the category “Projects,” right here on my blog. Thank you for looking!
Happy weaving, Kate K.
Hello from Greece! After Lee surrender lectern pattern I am looking to weave a nice overshot pattern. I am low vision person so I use thick yarns. If I can have the draft please will help me very much! Thank you!
Hello, Maria! Greetings from New Hampshire! The draft for “orange peels” is available on my blog. Here is the link: https://wordpress.com/post/katekilgus.com/747