In this week’s episode of A Handwoven Experience, I’m talking about reading a weaving draft. Even though it may seem cryptic, a weaving draft is a fabulous tool for any weaver. I’m here to help you translate what all those squares mean.

A draft normally comes with three distinctly different parts that are all connected to each other – the threading, the tie-ups, and the treadling. By following these visual instructions, you can re-create someone else’s pattern to a “t”. All it takes is a sense of orientation and a few notes on reading a weaving draft. Here we go!

Show Notes –

Another version – I know that everyone learns differently. So, if you’re interested in watching another explanation, I like this video from Jane Stafford. She has a calming, steady way about her that is perfect when learning something complex. Take a look right here! 

Free weaving drafts – I found a lovely resource from Interweave titled, “Free Weaving Patterns from Weaving Today”. It’s a 19-page document that’s a combination of general instruction and specific projects. Download your copy today!

Now, you!

In the past when you’ve tried to read a weaving draft, where did you get confused or turned around? Let me know!

Planning a Weaving Project with Confidence –

Great news! I will be hosting a live class all about planning a weaving project on Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00 pm (CST)! I’m so excited to dive into this fun, informative class! My goal is that by the time you are finished, you’ll feel ready to develop amazing weaving project plans on your own and with complete gusto!

All registration takes place through EventBrite and when you click here, it’ll take you right to it. I cannot WAIT for you to join me for this fabulous event!! See you soon! And Happy Weaving!