Floatworks: An Introduction to Overshot Weaving

August 1 - 6, 2021

Jovencio de la Paz  ·  jovenciodelapaz.org

Workshop at a glance

Discover overshot as an experimental and innovative approach to weaving through a simple design software and pattern drafting that allows for personal exploration of rhythm, geometry, color, and line.


  • Overshot weaving
  • Design and pattern drafting
  • Explore rhythm, geometry, color, and line on a floor loom


  • Warping and weaving on a floor loom
  • Yarns and threads in various colors
  • Laptop computer with Fiber Silvers software installed


  • Floatwork or overshot weaving techniques and production
  • Knowledge of proper weaving and design

Artist Bio

Jovencio de la Paz is an artist, weaver and educator who is an assistant professor and head of Fibers at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. He received an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also a co-founder of the international collaborative group Craft Mystery Cult, established in 2010.
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Workshop Description

Overshot weaving is a traditional American style used to make blankets, coverlets, and pillowcases for the home. In this workshop students will be introduced to overshot weaving as an experimental and innovative approach through a simple design and pattern drafting. Participants will discover that this style uses supplementary wefts and includes contrasting colors, abstract geometries, eye-dazzling patterns, and furrows that yield contemporary compositions. You will learn proper weaving techniques and design, along with your personal exploration of rhythm, geometry, color, and line. Some experience on a floor loom is helpful, however this course is open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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