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Weaving Draft – Basket Weave: blbasket

Basket weave draft woven on 4 or 6 shaft loom

Basket Weave Draft – 6 shaft

Weaving Drafts

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

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Advancing Twill Weaving Draft: bladvtwill

Weaving Draft Library – Advancing Twill
Handwoven on 8 shafts

“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.”
Sandra

Advancing twill scarf

Weaving Patterns

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

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Corduroy Tree: aa120799

Corduroy Weave Bag

These Christmas tree ornament bags were woven using 8/2 cotton for both warp and weft. I livened the project up by adding some metallic yarns. As I was unsure about how the metallic yarns would work as warp, I threaded them with the 8/2 cotton, treating the 2 yarns as one (i.e. threaded in the same heddle).
Note: This draft is turned on its side, to better fit your page

Threading

  • 4 ends – Red 2/8 Cotton
  • 8 ends – Red/Gold Metallic
  • 32 ends – Red
  • 8 ends – Red/Gold Metallic
  • 8 ends – Red
  • 8 ends – Red/Gold Metallic
  • 32 ends – Red
  • 8 ends – Red/Gold Metallic
  • 4 ends – Red

Total Ends = 112

Sett = 20 epi

Warp Length = 3 yards

The threading is a single corduroy weave structure, adapted from Peter Collingwood’s book,The Techniques of Rug Weaving, p. 397.

Weft

The project is woven using 2 shuttles. 8/2 Red cotton weaves the background. The base of the corduroy tree is woven using 6 strands of black 8/2 cotton and metallic yarns. The green corduroy “trees” are woven using 6 strands of green 8/2 cotton and metallic yarns. This draft weaves both sides of the bag at once. Between each “bag” I wove 1.5 inches of tabby, for cutting and sewing allowance.

Corduroy Trees

Each “tree” was cut and shaped on the loom, before advancing the warp. I found it best to weave the 1.5″ of tabby – before trimming the “trees” to avoid accidentally cutting the warp threads. (Yes, I learned the hard way.)


Finishing

 

After cutting the warp off the loom, each bag was cut and folded in half. I stitched the side and bottom of the bag and folded over the top edge. The edge was finished with a single crochet stitch using 8/2 cotton and metallic yarns. A crocheted chain completed the handle of the little bag.

More Christmas Crafts

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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.

The Woven Bag: 30+ Projects from Small Looms (Writers Digest Guides)
Each bag is created using small looms, such as potholder looms, frame looms and knotted mesh looms.
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UK: Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave
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Weaving Project – Twill Towels: aa111099

This project uses unmercerized 8/2 cotton and will make 3 tea towels (16″ x 25″) and a 16″
square cloth. The design produces a twill sampler. Each color block is threaded to a variation
of twill drafts, separated by a contrasting border.

Twill Towel

Warp

Warp Yarn: 8/2 cotton – 3360 ypp

colors:

  • Dark Blue – 8 ends
  • Light Blue – 80 ends
  • Dark Blue – 4 ends
  • Medium Green – 82 ends
  • Dark Blue – 4 ends
  • Medium Blue – 80 ends
  • Dark Blue – 4 ends
  • Dark Green – 80 ends
  • Dark Blue – 8 ends

Total Warp Ends – 348

Warp Length: 4 yards

Total Warp: 4 yds x 348 ends = 1392 yards
Sett: 18 epi

Width in Reed: 19.25″

Finished Width: 16″

Woven Length (per towel) 29″ + 2″ tabby border

If woven in a 50/50 balanced weave, the Weft usually requires a similar quantity of yarn
(slightly less, as there is no loom waste) When I wove these towels, I used different color
combinations for each towel.

  • Light Blue, Medium Green, Medium Blue, Medium Green( 8/2 Unmercerized Cotton)
  • Light Yellow, Dark Blue, Medium Yellow (22/2 Cottolin – Borgs Bomullin)
  • Medium Blue, Dark Blue (8/2 Unmercerized Cotton)
  • Light Blue, Medium Blue (8/2 Cotton)

Weaving Draft

twill towel draft

The draft shows 4 different treadlings. Many other treadling combinations are possible. Try
these out, as well as experimenting with your own, to create your own unique towels for your
kitchen.

Each towel was woven to a length of 29″ with a 2 inch border of tabby treadling to allow
for the hem allowance.

Finishing

After cutting the warp from the loom, I sewed the cut ends with a zigzag stitch, to prevent
fraying while the project was washed. I then put the warp into the washing machine and washed
and dryed it through a normal wash cycle. After drying, I steam iron the complete warp length.

Because handwoven fabrics have a tendency to fray, I zigzag all edges before I do cutting.
After sewing 2 rows of zigzag stitch in the centre of the 2″ woven tabby (between 2 towels) I
then cut between the 2 rows of stitching. The hem is then turned under and sewn with a
straight seam. And again, turned under and sewn with another straight seam to finish the hem
edge.

Weaving Books

DIY Woven Art: Inspiration and Instruction for Handmade Wall Hangings, Rugs, Pillows and More!
On the Loom: A Modern Weaver’s Guide
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory

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Weaving Draft – Crackle: aa072999

Crackle or Jämtlandsväv is similar to overshot and summer and winter weaves. Weft threads pass over 3 warp threads and are bound down by the 4th warp thread. On a 4 shaft loom, 4 pattern blocks are possible. The transition from one block to the next requires an incidental thread that is a repeat of the first thread of the block.
I designed this crackle weave fabric with a lightweight summer jacket in mind. I like the soft, natural colors that Foxfiber cotton yarns provide.

foxfibre kimono

Warp

10/2 Foxfiber cotton, 4200 ypp
colors: Buffalo – B100, B50, B25
Green – G100, G50, G25
Coyote – C100, C50, C25

Each crackle design block was threaded using alternate color blocks of green and brown with a random selection of the various shades of Foxfiber colors. This added an interesting depth of color to the pattern blocks.

Sett: 24 e.p.i
Loom Width: 38″, Finished width: 32″
No. Ends: 912
Warp Length: 4 yards

Weft

Pattern weft: 18/2 Foxfiber cotton, 7560 ypp, Green – G25
Tabby weft: 60/1 Bourette Silk

Using the fine silk yarn as the tabby shot, gave the fabric a very soft, luxurious handle.

Crackle Draft

Kimono Woven in Crackle

The Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand Weaving for the Beginning Weaver (Second Revised Edition)

The Key to Weaving, Mary Black, p. 307 – 310

Weaving Drafts

Rosepath
Birds Eye
Dimity Cord
Huck Draft

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Double Width Weaving: aa041399

It is possible to weave a project twice the width of your loom by using a double weave technique. Half of the shafts of your loom weave the top layer of the warp and the other shafts weave the bottom layer, creating a folded edge on one side of the warp. I have used this technique to weave large queen size blankets.

double width weaving

When you are calculating the number of ends, remember that you are making a project that is double the width that is on your loom, so you will need to double the number of ends. For example, in this handspun blanket that I made, I used a sett of 5 e.p.i. The loom width was 54″. I needed 540 ends (54″ x 5) = 270 x 2 = 540. I threaded the loom at 10 e.p.i. as only half of the ends were used for each layer.

In this threading, the open side of the fabric is on the left, and the folded side is on the right. In double wide projects, there is quite a bit of draw-in on the folded side, so to compensate, I change the sett of the last inch of threads to 5 e.p.i.
You can weave a project twice the width of your loom by using a double weave technique. Half of the shafts of your loom weave the top layer of the warp and the other shafts weave the bottom layer, creating a folded edge on one side of the warp. I have used this technique to weave large queen size blankets.

double wide draft

Although I used the same color of yarn for both layers, in this draft I have denoted the bottom and top layers with light and dark colors.

To begin weaving, I throw the shuttle from the left, on the bottom layer, creating the open side of the cloth.
The shuttle is then thrown from the right, on the top layer, creating a fold.

The shuttle is thrown from the left, on the top layer, back to the fold

and then from the right, on the bottom layer, back to the open side of the fabric. The warp must be tightly and evenly wound onto the back beam to avoid any loose warp threads. Tension problems in the warp will cause skips in the bottom layer.

It takes a bit of skill and faith that it will work, as you are weaving the bottom layer unseen, but the technique isn’t that difficult, even for a beginner weaver. I find this double weave technique to be quite useful as it expands the capabilities of even a small loom, allowing you to make much larger projects.

Draft for 8 Shaft Double Wide Twill

8 shaft double wide draft

Weaving Drafts
Twill Tapestry
Summer Winter Draft
Log Cabin Draft
Finn Weave Draft

Handweaving Books

Doubleweave: On Four to Eight Shafts

Double Weave: Theory and Practice

Magic of Doubleweave: The Best of Weaver’s (Best of Weaver’s series)

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Valentines Heart Weaving Draft: bldft0299

Adapted from ” A Weavers Book of 8 Shaft
Patterns” Carol Strickler. P. 151

Design by Marguerite Gingras and Yolande Boldue.

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