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Weaving Drafts: rosepath

rosepath draft

Swedish rosepath draft

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Weaving Drafts

Weaving Drafts
Birds Eye
Finnweave
Log Cabin
Krokbragd

Handweaving Pattern 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

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

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Advancing Twill Weave: blsandra-advtwill

This is what I am currently working on. This scarf is 30/2 silk warp with purple silk/ramie blend weft. I designed this advancing twill by starting with a draft for the Ingrid Boesel workshop I took a few weeks ago and playing with reversals etc in Fiberworks PCW. I am quite happy with the draft and with how it is looking. It does take some concentration to weave though, so is slow going. I have enough warp for 2 scarves and am considering weaving the second one in natural silk/cashmere, if I can get comfortable with this treadling.

Posted by Sandra

advancing twill

Advancing twill draft

A thousand different patterns on more than 25 weave structures.
UK: 8 Shaft Patterns

Weaving Drafts

Rosepath
Birds Eye
Summer Winter

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Weaving Project – Twill Tabby Towels: aa032503

These colourful 8 shaft teatowels make a nice spring combo for your kitchen. The towels are woven with 6/3 white cotton and bordered with a 1/2″ edge of natural unbleached cotton. The weft uses a single ply dyed hemp yarn. You may substitute with a No. 10 or No. 12 single ply linen.

The towels are woven to a length of 26″ each. Weave the background twill for 16 picks, then weave the pattern tabby blocks for 12 picks. Add some variety to the towels by using different coloured weft yarns, in solids or stripes.

Finishing:

Remove the finished warp from the loom. Machine wash, dry and iron. Cut the towels to length. Using Twill tape, fold and sew a loop for hanging at the end of the towel and machine stitch the hems.

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Closeup of woven towels

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Weaving Draft
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No. Ends: 324 6/3 cotton yarn

Border: 16 ends Natural cotton

Centre: 308 ends White cotton
Sett: 16 epi
Width in Reed: 20 inches
Finished Width: 18 inches
Warp Length: 6 yards
Weft: Hemp Yarn – Single Ply

Substitute: No. 10 Linen Singles

Maurice Brassard – Leclerc Looms
Linen from Belgium

Weaving Patterns

Hemp Rep Placemats
Linen Towels
Hemp Towels
Hot Tub Towels

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Weaving Project – Hemp Towel: aa082502

This project uses 3 ply natural and 1/2 bleached hemp as warp (1500 ypp). The red coloured blocks are 22/2 cottolin. If you don’t have any hemp available, you can substitute with 22/2 cottolin for the complete warp. The weft is natural single ply hemp. Again, you may substitute with a singles linen.

This design works well as towels or as placemats. The blocks and stripes are very versatile and the design can be easily altered by increasing or decreasing the number of blocks or their size. This is a doubleweave structure where the warp threads create design blocks that are reversed on the back of the cloth.

hemp towel

REVERSE

Weaving Draft

towel weaving draft

 

Sett 24 epi
Width 20 inches
Takeup and shrinkage – 15%
Warp Length 4 yards
Warp Yarns Natural Hemp – 775 yards
Bleached Hemp – 775 yards
Red Cottolin – 368 yards
Weft Yarn Single Ply Hemp or Linen – 1600 yards
Threading
Border Edges 1.5 inches
Alternate Natural & 1/2 Bleached hemp
18 ends Natural Brown Hemp (D-Dark)
18 ends 1/2 Bleached Hemp(L-Light)
(Or substitute with a light & dark shade of cottolin)
The Dark Hemp is threaded on shafts 2 & 4
The lighter bleached hemp is threaded on shafts 1 & 3
This is a double weave structure. When woven the darker shade will show up on one side of the fabric and the lighter shade will be on the reverse.
Red Blocks Each Red Block is 1/2″ wide
12 Ends
separated by 8 ends of the natural/bleached hemp.
In this double weave structure, the 6 Red ends are threaded on shafts 5 & 7 and the natural hemp is threaded on shafts 6 & 8. This results in the red blocks showing up on one side of the fabric and the natural hemp on the reverse.
D-Dark Hemp
R-Red Cottolin
L-Light Hemp
R-Red Cottolin
D
R
L
R
D
R
L
RD
L
D
L
D
L
D
LRepeat this threading 3 times
for the 3 Blocks of Red
Total: 60 ends
Striped Centre Each Striped section is 1″ wide – 24 ends
with 20 ends of alternating Dark and Light Hemp
followed by 4 ends of Red Cottolin, creating a narrow pin stripe of red on the natural background.
To make wider towels, increase the number of pin stripes.
D
L
D
L
D
L
D
L
D
L
D
L
D
L
D
L
D
L
D
L
R
R
R
R
24 ends
Repeat this 11 times
for a width of 12″
288 ends
Repeat the threading for Red Blocks and Border in Reverse for the other side of the towel.
Border Edge 36 ends
Red Blocks 60 ends
Centre Stripes 288 ends
Red Blocks 60 ends
Border Edge 36 ends
Total 480 ends
Heddle Count 1 – 942 – 94
3 – 94
4 – 94
5 – 26
6 – 26
7 – 26
8 – 26

Weaving Patterns

Hemp Rep Placemats
Linen Towels
Hemp Towels
Hot Tub Towels

Weaving Books and Patterns

Linen from flax seed to woven cloth
Learn about flax cultivation, processing and spinning, natural and synthetic dyeing, and weaving and finishing linen cloth.
UK: Linen from flax seed..

Mastering Weave Structures
How to design threadings, channel the design power of the tie-up, and make the most of threading options, as well as understand fibers, setts, and color interactions.
UK: Mastering Weave Structures

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

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Weaving Draft – Summer Winter: aa032701

Summer and Winter is a very versatile draft. This project uses 8/2 cotton yarn for making reversible placemats.

summer winter placemat

Summer Winter Placemat Pattern

Warp 8/2 Cotton Length 3 yd Sett 18 epi No. Ends 256 Finished Width 12″ Finished Length
Including Fringe 19″

Threading

The Summer/Winter draft was threaded in Blocks as shown below.

Summer Winter Weaving Draft

Summer/Winter Pattern Draft

Block # Repeats # Ends
A 6 24
B 5 20
A 8 32
B 8 32
A 10 40
B 8 32
A 8 32
B 5 20
A 6 24
Total 256

Treadling

I wove these placemats as a sampler, varying the treadling between Singles and Pairs.

Finishing

Each placemat was woven to a length of 18″ on the loom. Handfinishing was done on the loom using Hemstitch finish. Between each placemat, the warp was advanced 2 inches, to allow a fringe.

After weaving, I cut the warp from the loom, and put it through a wash and dry
cycle in my washer. After washing, I ironed the placemats and trimmed the fringes.

Variation: Chenille Towels

handwoven chenille towels

Instead of using 8/2 cotton for the weft, you can also try using cotton chenille. In this sample I wove 1450 ypp cotton chenille for the pattern shots of the draft alternating with 8/2 cotton for the tabby shots. I think that this combination would be nice for bath towels.

Summer/Winter Draft

Weaving Patterns

Hemp Rep Weave Placemats
Twill Tabby Towels

Hand Weaving Books: Weaving Projects

Mastering Weave Structures
How to design threadings, channel the design power of the tie-up, and make the most of threading options, as well as understand fibers, setts, and color interactions.
UK: Mastering Weave Structures

Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave: 45 Stylish Designs for the Modern Home
A collection of 45 different furnishing textiles: colorful blankets, fanciful table runners, classic curtains, and embroidered hand towels.
UK: Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave

The Treasure Chest of Swedish Weaving
Complete pattern drafts for rugs, curtain, table cloths, towels, bedspreads.
UK: Treasure Chest of Swedish Weaving

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

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Weaving Drafts – Huck draft: blma-babyhuck

I’ve used this weaving draft for baby blankets and it makes nice, thermal-type blankets. It didn’t work well with Peaches & Cream yarn I think because my sett was too wide at 6 epi. I often use two colors or one color plus white, alternating them in the blocks because that creates nice effects in the basket weave blocks. The huck is a 3-thread huck.

huck basket weave

By Marina

Huck Lace

Huck Lace Baby Blanket
Huck Lace
Hemp Hammock
Leno Lace

Weaving Books: Beginner Weaving

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

Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom
The small, portable rigid heddle loom can be used to easily produce loose, drape-friendly fabric as well as dense, sturdy material.
UK: Weaving Made Easy

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Weaving Drafts: bldraft-index

Truly free Weaving drafts and patterns

Advancing Twill

Basket Weave

Birds Eye

Broken or Skip Twill

Cat’s Paw & Snails Trail

Dimity Cord

Finnweave Pickup

Huck Lace

Krokbragd

Log Cabin

Monks Cloth

Rosepath

Star of David

8 Shaft Stars

Summer and Winter

Twill Tapestry

Young Lovers Knot

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Weaving Draft – Whig Rose Overshot: blwhigrose

A free weaving draft for Whig Rose.

A Colonial overshot pattern treadled Rose fashion.

When woven as drawn-in the draft is known as Young Lovers Knot.

Weaving Drafts

Rosepath
Birds Eye Weaving Draft
Dimity Cord
Summer Winter Draft
Krokbragd
Huck Lace
Log Cabin
Broken Twill Weave

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