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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Towel #11

I often base designs on drafts from handweaving.net. In many cases, it's possible to take a single draft and use it on various threadings to get completely different looks.

Here's draft number 8072, for 20 shafts, on the original straight draw threading:



For towel #11, I took the tieup, placed on a point threading, and did some futzing to eliminate overlong floats, and to get the basket-weave selvedge to come out right, and here's the resulting draft, and cloth:





I've even used this on an echoed point threading, to get a peacock feather effect:



Just goes to show, a weave draft can have 9 lives, just like a cat! I owe thanks to Kris Bruland of handweaving.net for providing such a wonderful resource for weavers.

4 comments:

Connie Rose said...

These are wonderful, Sandra. Have you woven one up yet with the straight draw? I'd love to see that.

Amelia, belle of The Bellwether said...

Those are lovely! they remind me of your orchid photos in your earlier post, too.

Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio said...

WOW! :) The revised drafts look fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing:)

Deanna said...

How beautiful! As I looked at the draft, I thought "peacock feathers", and then how neat to scroll down and see that woven. Lovely design, and great photos, too!