Here in the UK it’s Boxing Day, so what could be more appropriate than twill boxes?
This draft is a way of weaving two blocks of 4-shaft twill, so it requires 8 shafts. The boxes are woven in three steps. First, both blocks are woven in the same direction. Then alternate blocks continue in the same direction, while the others are reversed. Finally, we return to step one and weave both blocks in the same direction again. The reversed area becomes a ‘box’ contained in a twill outline.
We can enhance the effect by varying the widths of the blocks in our threading. I have used narrower outlines and larger boxes in this example.
First posted on weavingspace.co.uk © Cally Booker