Happy to report that I am this issue's cover girl. My article on double twill is the culmination of many years' work with this structure. I began researching double twill as a jacquard weave way back when Bhakti & I were writing The Woven Pixel (see sidebar). My fist major piece resulting from the study was this ice skater in 2006. She still hangs in my studio.
Last year I completed the following commission in double twill, six panels wide (a hexatych?), total 81".
I wrote an article on my research to date on double twill for jacquard for issue 113 of the Complex Weavers Journal (Feb. 2017). After that I changed course and focused on double twill for dobby looms, culminating in a workshop and another article for Complex Weavers Journal, issue 115, pictured at the top of this post. I still love the structure and I hope others will be stimulated to try it.
Other reading material: I just finished reading the most extraordinary novel, Restless by William Boyd. It's a spy novel but so much more. Very topical, too. Read it! And I'm just in the midst of Improvement by Joan Silber. Another winner. Trust me.
Happy Holidays, all.
Cheer up, the days are getting longer.