Carol Ann Revzan
“Always sample first” is what we are taught as we learn to weave, knit or spin. For me this has been difficult, as my tendency is to jump right in and get going on my project. If I do sample, I like to turn it into something useful. What you see before you was to be the ultimate twill sampler! Seven threadings across the width and ninety treadling variations resulted in 630 different twills. The twelve-yard piece of fabric took a year to get off the loom.
This mantle is dedicated to:
Ida F. Henn, my grand mother, who taught me to knit, follow a pattern and strive for perfection.
Irene Suyeoka who taught me to weave and encouraged me to find and develop my own patterns.
Alice Griswold who gave the homework assignment for the twill sampler and who knows much more than I ever will about weave structures.
Anita Mayer who provided the creative atmosphere that granted me the “ah-ha” moment, when this garment sprang complete in every detail, into my mind.
I cannot imagine life without fiber and the gifts of knowledge and inspiration you have given.
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Last Updated 2 April 2013