# How do you read a Rigid Heddle Weaving draft?

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## How do you read a Swedish weaving draft?

In the tie-up, treadle 1 is the treadle at the far right; the treadles are numbered from right to left. The tie-up gives the shafts that are down, rather than those raised. And finally, the threading and tie-up are at the bottom of the draft and the treadling is read from bottom to top.

## How do you read a weaving graph?

No matter how the loom got threaded, the left side of the draft matches the left side of the threaded heddles. Shaft 1 is closest to you and shaft 4 is farthest away. The usual way to read the draft is from right to left, starting from the tie-up corner, but it can be read in either direction.

## How do you calculate draft?

Divide the total volume of water displaced by the surface area of the boat’s deck. In the example you would divide 5.47 by 120 (the surface area of the deck) and get 0.046 feet. Add together the result from Step 1 and the result from Step 7 to obtain your boat’s draft.

## What is a lift plan in weaving?

The term “lifting plan” refers to the shafts that are raised for each row of weaving. For a table loom you follow a lifting plan, usually moving levers for each shaft that must be raised. A treadle loom provides the convenience of raising more than one shaft at the same time.

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## 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).

## What does use tabby mean?

In brief ‘tabby’ is another term for plain weave, ‘use tabby’ means to do one pick of tabby between each pick of the pattern, alternating as you go.

## What DPI should I use in weaving?

2: WHAT DPI DO I NEED?

DPI Dent count per 10cm Recommended Yarn
7.5 dpi 30/10 8ply DK and some Novelty Yarns
10 dpi 40/10 4Ply Sock or 5ply Sport Weight Yarns
12.5 dpi 50/10 2ply and 3 ply fingering weight yarns
15 dpi 60/10 Fine weaving cottons and linens

## What is the widest Rigid heddle loom?

The width of your rigid heddle loom indicates the widest possible project you can weave on it. A 10”, 15”, or 16” wide loom is most suitable for scarves. On a 20” wide loom you can weave placemats and hand towels. A 30” wide + loom will allow you to create shawls and even fabric yardage for sewing.