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Twill Weaving Draft

One of the basic weaving drafts is the twill draft. In a twill weave, one or two consecutive warp threads are raised and two are lowered. On the following pick the next 2 warp threads are raised and two are lowered, creating a diagonal slant to the fabric.

2/2 Twill
twill draft

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Twill and Tabby Towel Pattern
Hot Tub Towels Pattern
Weaving on a Cardboard Loom
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Weaving Draft: Birdseye

Bird’s Eye drafts are one of my favourite types of drafts. There are several variations of threading and treadling that you can choose from. Bird’s Eye can be woven with very fine cotton and linen yarns for placemats or tablecloths or thicker wool for cozy blankets.

Birds Eye Weaving Draft

birds eye draft

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Weaving Drafts

Rosepath
Sami Weaving Drafts
Summer Winter
Huck Draft
Monks Cloth

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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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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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Free Weaving Drafts and Patterns

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Blankets
Hand weaving patterns for making blankets and throws.

Clothing
Patterns and instructions for sewing clothing using hand woven cloth.

Rugs
Patterns and how to information about making handwoven rugs and mats, rag rugs, wall hangings.

Table Linens
Free weaving patterns for making table linens, table cloths, runners, placemats, napkins.

Towels
Weaving patterns for making tea towels, bath towels, face cloths.

Weaving Drafts
A selection of weaving drafts: 4 shaft, 8 shaft looms and more.

Broken Twill
Broken twill and skip twill weaving drafts.

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

Basket Weave Draft
Both 4 and 6 shaft versions of basket weave.

Corduroy Trees
Christmas tree ornaments using an easy corduroy draft.

Crackle
Crackle weave using Foxfibre cottons.

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 Throw
How to weave a mirror warp.

Saami Belt
A traditional Saami belt design.

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 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.

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 and 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.

Handweaving Drafts
An incredible archive of over 50,000 weaving drafts.

Eva’s Weaving Drafts
A nice collection of weaving drafts: shadow weave, Moorman technique Inlay, summer winter, huck lace, twills.

Japanese Weaving Patterns
This is a Japanese yarn company website with links to weaving patterns and drafts in pdf format.

Woolery Weaving Patterns
The Woolery has a selection of free weaving patterns for rigid heddle, 4 harness and inkle looms.

Interweave Books
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Weaving Books
The Weaver’s Companion (The Companion Series)
The Weaver’s Companion (The Companion Series)
Learning to Weave
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials

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Weaving Drafts: 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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