Category Archives: Weaving Drafts

A selection of weaving drafts

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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Weaving Twill Tapestry: bltwilltap

I had the good fortune to be able to take a workshop on Twill Tapestry with weaver and tapestry artist, Kaija Rautiainen a couple of years ago. The workshop was held at the Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science in Castlegar, BC.
Weaving Between the Lines
This was an exhibition of contemporary British Columbia tapestry sponsored by the B.C. Society of Tapestry Artists (B.C. STARS) and the Canadian Craft Museum. The exhibition was curated by veteran tapestry maker and art educator Jane Kidd. Weaving Between The Lines includes works by the artists Anne Clark, Marion Cragg, Gabriela Diaconu, Laura Ford, Barbara Heller, Alison Keenan, Lois Kennedy, Margaret Klajnart, Mieko Konaka, Karen Leitch, Anthea Mallison, Jane MacKenzie, Kaija Rautiainen, and Jane Kidd (Curator).

Craft Association of BC
If you ever have the chance to take a workshop with Kaija, I highly recommend it. Also, be sure to drop by her studio if you are visiting in Vancouver, BC. You can find Kaija and Barbara Heller in their studio on Granville Island.

Twill Tapestry Technique

Kaija Rautiainen developed this technique based on a Finnish style of double cloth, only she uses a tapestry design on one side of the cloth.

Place a cartoon design behind the warp, as you do in regular tapestry.

Warp

Use 4/8 cotton, seine twine or linen # 4 or 6

Sett: 10 epi

Use a dark coloured warp, because the warp shows through the tapestry and becomes part of the design element.

Design Weft

The design weft is hand manipulated.
Design weft should be about 1/2 or 2/3 thickness of the background weft.

Wind the design weft into small butterflies

Background Weft

The background weft is wound onto bobbins on a regular shuttle.

Alternate between the background weft and the design weft.
In the Draft shown above, Shaft 4 – weaves the Inlay.

Shafts 1,2,3 – Background

Shaft 3 – Inlay

Shafts 1,2,4 – Background

Shaft 2 – Inlay

Shafts 1,3,4 – Background

Shaft 1 – Inlay

Shafts 2,3,4 – Background
This creates a double layer of cloth. On the back all you see is the Twill cloth. The Inlay design weaves on top of the background.

Weaving Drafts

Rosepath
Birds Eye Weaving Draft
Dimity Cord
Summer Winter Draft
Krokbragd
Huck Lace
Log Cabin
Broken Twill Weave
Tapestry on a Child’s Spears Weaving Loom

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Weaving Draft – Summer Winter: blsummerwinter

Block A

Block B


Summer/Winter

Woven in Pairs

Summer/Winter woven as Singles

Weaving Drafts

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

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Stars Weaving Draft: blstars

This stars motif is woven on an 8 shaft loom in twill weave. The stars are created using a color and weave effect. The warp yarns are white and red. The weft is woven using white and blue to create white stars on a red and blue background.
star weaving draft

Weaving Drafts

Rosepath
Birds Eye Weaving Draft
Dimity Cord
Summer Winter Draft
Krokbragd
Huck Lace
Log Cabin
Broken Twill Weave
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Star of David Weaving Draft: blstardavid

These Star of David drafts were created by Tantrika2 and posted to our Discussion Forum. There are 3 versions of this draft.

Star of David draft 1

Star of David

Star of David draft 2

Star of David

Star of David draft 3

Star of David

Weaving Drafts and Patterns

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

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Saami Pickup Weaving Pattern: blsami6

A weaving draft for making a traditional Saami belt.
This type of weaving pattern was traditionally woven on a small rigid heddle type of loom. Some of the Saami heddle reeds also had an additional hole in them, that was for the pattern warp threads, so that they could be picked up easily from the warp.
2 Hole Heddle Weaving Reed

Warp

 

4 Blue

9 Red

20 White

Total: 32 Ends

Sami bandweaving pattern

 
Sami flag
 

Sami Weaving Patterns

Sami Weaving Drafts
Double Hole Rigid Heddle Looms
Beaivi Rigid Heddle Weaving

Saami Music – Itunes

Binna Banna – Kikki Aikio
Áphi (Wide As Oceans) – Sofia Jannok
Ulda – Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda
The Kautokeino Rebellion (Music from the Movie) – Herman Rundberg, Mari Boine & Svein Schultz
Beaivi, Áhcázan (The Sun, My Father) – Nils-Aslak Valkeapää

Band Weaving Books

Weaving Bands: Woven bands / Table Bands / Plaited Bands / Insertion Bands

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Weaving Drafts – Monks Cloth: blmonkscloth

Monk’s cloth is a type of canvas weave that is used for the backing for Swedish weaving, a type of embroidery.

To create the open spacing required for this weave structure, sett the yarn in groups of 4 ends per dent, with an empty dent between each group.

Swedish Weaving
Swedish Weaving Patterns and Kits

Swedish Weaving Pattern Books

Learn Swedish Weaving & Huck Embroidery (Annie’s Needlework)

Easy-Does-It Swedish Weave Towels (Leisure Arts 3700)

Swedish Weaving/Huck Embroidery Designs Book 2

Monk’s Cloth: 17 Fun & Easy Projects

Avery Hill’s 33 Contemporary Swedish Weaving Patterns for Monk’s Cloth

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