Robyn Spady's workshop last fall. The workshop topic was There Are Two Sides to Every Cloth and my sample was Four-Shaft Overshot-Patterned Double Weave.
Now when it comes to knitting, you can name or describe a stitch pattern and I can pretty much visualize it from a verbal description. I have been knitting since I was seven years old, so it's like a second language to me.
Weaving?....Not so much, even though I've been weaving since 1980. Unless it's something like plain weave, 2-2 twill, or some other twill......I have to see the threading, tie-up, treadling and draw down. Even then I might not get it until I sit down at the loom and noodle around with it. So for me to get up and talk about weaving......uhm...kind of nervy.
So there I was talking about the threading and treadling blocks that I played around with in this weave structure. Passed out some handouts that I'd made up along with a reference sheet for some articles that were related and noted that the articles referred to this structure as 4-shaft 4-block double weave. Immediately the light went on for several people and they said, "Oh 4-shaft 4-block double weave....that makes sense!"
Inside I had this little chuckle....I'm so glad those words made sense to someone because until I can see the fabric it is all just so many words to me.
Now I understand that four-shaft overshot patterned double weave is really only a subset of 4-block 4-shaft double weave, and there are other structures that can be included under the set of 4-block 4-shaft double weave, which is really only a subset of double weave which comes under the universal set of weave structures, to which card weaving would be a complementary set..
I may not get weave speak, but I really loved set theory in math. Ciao!