Centuries in the Making Runner

Kathleen Farling, like many weavers, loves samples, especially guild samples. One such sample of ribs and plain weave in a 4-shaft draft spoke to her and led her to design and weave her 8-shaft Centuries in the Making Runner. It’s a simple design with a calming effect, but it’s strong on texture and shows off the interaction between rib weave and plain weave in alternating blocks that create a checkered effect. —Susan


Structure: Plain weave and twill.

Equipment: 8-shaft loom, 13” weaving width; 10-dent reed; 1 shuttle, 2 bobbins.

Yarns: 5/2 pearl cotton (2,100 yd/lb, UKI); 3/2 pearl cotton (1,260 yd/lb, UKI).

Sett: 20 epi

Woven length (measured under tension on the loom): 69”

Finished size, after washing and hemming: 10¾“ x 62” with 3/8” hems.

You’ll find instructions for this runner in the March/April 2018 issue of Handwoven.

favorite part of designing is assigning colors after “personalizing” a draft using various methods.

Featured Image: Kathleen Farling found inspiration for her runner in her collection of newsletter swatches.

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