Drafts are used to describe how to set up and weave a pattern. A weaving draft contains a tie-up (how to connect the shafts/harnesses to the treadles). The order of placing the threads into the heddles on the shafts, and the order in which the treadles are pressed in order to weave the desired pattern. These drafts are only a sampling of what is available. In many cases, by following the link you may be able to download a WIF format file of the draft (if you have computer weaving software you will be able to import this file and adjust it to fit your particular weaving loom and project design.)
2 Shaft Weaving Drafts –
4 Shaft Weaving Drafts –
- Use a warp calculator to plan and price your handwoven goods for sale. Avoiding project failures due to: • Not being able to warp the loom because there are not enough heddles on the loom • Not being able to weave the project because you are using a loom too small for the project. • Not having enough yarn to complete the project • Fabric does not feel or look right for its intended use - either too loose, or too stiff.
8 Shaft Weaving Drafts –
16 Shaft Weaving Drafts – if your loom is more than 8 shafts but less than 17 look here
24 Shaft Weaving Drafts – 17 to 24 shaft looms
More Than 24 Shaft Weaving Drafts –