Weaving Loom Patterns and Drafts

Blankets
Clothing
Rugs
Table Linens
Towels
weaving draft
Traditional Bird's Eye Weaving Draft
Broken Twill
Broken twill and skip twill weaving drafts.

Cat's Paw & Snail's Trail Draft
A traditional overshot pattern of cat's stepping over a snail's trail.

Corduroy Trees
Christmas tree ornaments using an easy corduroy draft.

Crackle
Crackle weave using Foxfibre cottons.

Basket Weave Draft
Both 4 and 6 shaft versions of basket weave.
Finnish Lace Block Throw
A pattern for a throw woven in organic Foxfibre cotton.
Dimity
Dimity Cord weaving draft.
Name Drafting
How to design a name draft on 8 shafts.

Krokbragd
Norwegian Krokbragd weaving draft.
Young Lovers Knot Draft
A popular Colonial overshot draft treadled as drawn-in
Double Width Weaving
How to weave a project, twice the width of your loom.

Finnweave Technique
A weaving draft on Finnweave pickup.
Hemp, Huck and Leno Lace
A hammock woven with hemp yarn and huck lace design.
Huck Lace
Huckaback and Huck Lace drafts.

Mirror Warp ThrowHow to weave a mirror warp.
Saami Belt
A traditional Saami belt design.
Swedish Rosepath weaving draft
8 Shaft Stars
Here is an 8 shaft draft of a star motif.

Star of David
A few versions of drafts for weaving a Star of David design.
Summer & Winter
The 4 shaft version of summer/winter gives 2 blocks of colour. Treadling in pairs yields a birds-eye background, while treadling as singles gives an effect similar to dukagang or overshot.

Summer Winter Placemats
Swedish Lace
A weaving draft using Swedish Lace.

Twill Tapestry
Tapestry artist, Kaija Rautiainen developed this Twill Tapestry technique based on a Finnish style of double cloth.

Whig Rose Draft
A Colonial overshot pattern woven rose fashion.

Advancing Twill
Sandra designed these stunning 8 shaft advancing twill scarves using 30/2 silk and ramie blend yarns.

Huck & Basket Weave Draft
Marina likes to use an 8 shaft huck and basket weave draft to create a thermal type of baby blanket.

Bubble Draft
Marina O'Connor shows how to make "shrinky dink" fabrics and other 3 dimensional effects.

Valentine Hearts
Valentine heart weaving draft.
Valentine Heart
More hearts.
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Dr Who Crochet Doll Crochet Doll Kits
Sample Napkin in a 10th Century Linen Weave
Carolyn Priest-Dorman wove this honeycomb weave sampler with handspun ramie.

Softweave: Loom Controlled Shibori
An interesting resist-dye technique using patterns made by drawing in threads as they are woven into the cloth.

Rennata's Weaving Projects
A Norse diamond twill design.

Paul O'Connor: Projects
Paul O'Connor has cyber notebooks on various double weave structures that you can download.

WIF Weaving Information File
Maple Hill Software explains the development of .WIF file format to enable the sharing of files among different weaving programs and the human reader. Samples of some .WIF files are also included.

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Handweaving Books

Weaving for Beginners: An Illustrated Guide (Peggy Osterkamp's New Guide to Weaving Series) Provides beginners with the information they need to weave in a clear and enjoyable step-by-step way. UK: Weaving for Beginners
The Handweaver's Pattern Directory Introduction to the tools, equipment, fibers, and yarns used with four-shaft looms, this reference features patterns for 600 different weaves, including twill, zigzag, diamond, herringbone, and block UK: Handweavers Pattern Directory
The Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns A thousand different patterns on more than 25 weave structures. UK: 8 Shaft Patterns
The Weaver's Companion (The Companion Series) Information on looms, yarn, methods of warping, drafting, troubleshooting, planning, and fabric finishing. UK: Weavers Companion
A Handweaver's Pattern Book A collection of 377 patterns for four-harness weaving, organized in groups of similar designs. This is one of the first weaving books I bought and it is still one of my favourites. UK: Handweavers Pattern Book
The Magic of Handweaving About the art of hand weaving, including the history and heritage of this timeless art, how looms work, what tools and equipment to use, the basics of good technique. UK: Magic of Handweaving
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials This book covers basic subjects such as warping a loom and making bobbins of weft, as well as more elaborate, highly decorative projects: baby blankets, shawls, table cloths, and linen hand towels. UK: Big Book of Weaving
The Treasure Chest of Swedish Weaving Complete pattern drafts for rugs, curtain, table cloths, towels, bedspreads. UK: Treasure Chest of Swedish Weaving

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