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Free Weaving Patterns and Drafts

Cat’s Paw and 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.

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.

Huck Lace
Huckaback and Huck Lace drafts.

8 Shaft Stars
Here is an 8 shaft draft of a star motif.

Summer and 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.

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.

Bubble Draft
Marina O’Connor shows how to make “shrinky dink” fabrics and other 3 dimensional effects.

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

Draft Analysis
Judie Etough discusses draft analysis and designing with curves.

Name Drafting
Weaving drafts can reveal secret coded messages.

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

Weaving Info

Weaving Books: Projects

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 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

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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