Weaving Theory and Drafting
Do you get discouraged with your weaving because you lack some of the basic knowledge that’s needed to plan a project? This class will help you become more comfortable with tackling challenges like determining the proper sett for an unknown thread, how to calculate a warp for a limited amount of thread so you don’t run short, or just calculating how much material you will need for a project. In addition, this class will teach you to read a threading draft and explain all the different parts of a draft, the threading, the tie-up and treadling. We will show you how to determine the treadling by analyzing the threading and then show you how to decipher the tie-up for four harnesses and multi-harness. We’ll also tell you about old weavers’ customs for treadling Star Fashion, Rose Fashion and on opposites. Each student will then be shown how to do a drawdown on graph paper so they can see how their pattern will look when woven. We’re sure you’ll go home feeling more confident about your weaving.