How do you rotate a weaving draft?
The steps for turning a draft are:
Change the former weft symbols in the original treadling into shaft numbers in the new threading (see the threading in Figure 3). c. Change the former shaft numbers in the original threading to weft symbols in the new treadling (see the treadling in Figure 3).
Some weavers, like the brilliant Marianne Moodie, also weave their design upside down. So, though while they are weaving they work from bottom to top, their weaving gets flipped over so that the “bottom” while weaving is the top of the design.
What is a profile draft weaving?
With a profile draft, a little scrap of paper could hold the design (profile) of a textile. It’s like drafting in shorthand! In a nutshell, the colored-in squares on a profile draft (as you can see at right) represent groups (blocks) of warp and weft threads that interlace in the same way to weave pattern.
How tight should warp be?
When warping your loom, you want to pull your warp thread across the loom with a tight even tension. Your tension should be similar to how a guitar is strung, so that the warp threads are taut, but have some bounce to them. If the warp threads are dipping down, then they are too loose.
How do you keep weaving even tension?
Pinching your weft thread basically means that you hold about an 1/8th of an inch of weft thread to the outside of the last warp thread, when you’re weaving a new row. Pinching the thread with one hand, while weaving the other side. This makes it so you end up with a little weft thread loop.
How can we prevent weaving gaps?
If you finish a weave and realize that the gaps you left in are now showing more then you like, you can close them up by sewing the warps to each other. To do this, take a string and double knot it in the back of your weave around a warp thread next to the gap.