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Fiber Art

Overshot Weaving

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Course Overview

Overshot is an intricate weave structure in which pattern weft “shoots over” a grounded plain weave cloth to create a huge range of patterns. From undulating waves to dashing circles, the weaver can create complex patterns on only four shafts. This weave structure has been used all over the world, but developed most widely in Appalachian coverlets and table linens during early colonial America. In this class, students will learn more about this beloved weave structure and weave their own overshot table runners, placemats, or samples using cotton and wool on four-shaft floor looms. Explore blending colors, manipulating patterns, and practicing weaving this two shuttle weave structure. No weaving experience is necessary, but some experience is helpful.

Required Tools

  • Pencil
  • Calculator (smart phone works well!)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Flexible tape measure
  • Sharp pair of scissors


Thu, Sep 12th, 2024  –  Sun, Sep 15th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: Days 1-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Tuition: $360.00
Materials fee: $45.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Christine Novotny
Christine Novotny
Grand Marais, MN

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Overshot Weaving