Super Amazing Posts By Cally Booker


Cally Booker is a handweaver in Dundee on the east coast of Scotland. She designs, weaves, teaches and writes in her studio on the top floor of a refurbished jute mill. Cally is passionate about color, greedy for yarn and an unapologetic data geek.

    How Double Weave Works

    Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Weaving |

    As if the ability to weave cloth weren’t exciting enough…what about weaving two layers of cloth at the same time? Double weave is a challenge that brings out the adventurous spirit in many weavers: once you try it, there is no end to the ‘what ifs’ you can explore.

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    Expand Your Design Options by Mixing Twills

    Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Weaving |

    Explore the diverse landscape of twills with a beautiful, functional sampler. There are so many variants to choose from that you will never run out of options!

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    Create Visual Impact Where Two Twills Meet

    Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Weaving | Comments

    From the vast catalog of twill variants, sometimes the simplest can deliver the most visual impact. Here, we'll talk about two neat ways to vary the twill diet: changing direction and changing face.

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    Design to Weave With the Fibonacci Numbers

    Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Weaving |

    The numbers of the Fibonacci sequence are widely found in nature and the relationship between them produces proportions that our human brains find especially attractive. It is no surprise, then, that they are also much used by designers in many fields. Two easy ways to introduce the Fibonacci numbers into weave design are as the basis for stripes or for shading between two colors.

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    The Secret to Weaving More Colorful, Beautiful Projects

    Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Weaving |

    The way we see the color of a woven cloth comes about through optical blending. A great way to explore this is to weave a color gamp, or sampler. You can use any set of colors to see how they interact in plain weave, twill and more before beginning your next standout project. Find out how with this step-by-step tutorial!

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