Weaving with two shuttles means you can try out lots of colour-and-weave effects.
Using 2 shuttles – and two colours – in weft can transform designs.
You can weave the stripey purple and white fabric on a rigid heddle loom as it uses plainweave. This and all the other designs are possible on 4 shaft looms except the fabric with red and purple squares on – which requires 8 shafts.
Design principle: When the structure of the weave interacts with colour to produce a striking design this is known as “colour-and-weave” effects in weaving. The most popular is dog-tooth check but there are many more. The effect in the first photo is known as “log cabin”.
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