Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Name Drafting

I finished threading a name draft on the leftover warp from our holiday cards for 2013. This draft is based on the words 'happyholidays' and it will be used for our 2014 holiday cards - whoo hoo - I'll be ahead for once. Even though I worked it out on graph paper I still don't know exactly how it will look until woven - I like it, I think it turned out great, and it's an original overshot design. It would be so easy to preview and work on it in weaving software but I'm doing all on graph paper since that's what I'll be teaching in April......after all everyone doesn't have weaving software, besides it's a good learning tool on how to draft for all those newer weavers in our guild, as well as the more experienced ones who just follow drafts but don't understand them.

I can't believe today is my 1000th post on this blog - hard to believe I've kept it up, hard to believe people do read it........


  1. 1000 postings is an amazing achievement! Congratulations!

  2. That's very pretty. I haven't tried doing this, but I've been weaving towels using bar codes. It's fun to be able to weave something that actually says something, isn't it?

    1. I was thinking about the bar codes the other day - I designed some stripes using them from a website but haven't woven them yet - I might just have to do that soon.

  3. OF COURSE we read it! You are too inspiring to pass up! :)

  4. Cool design! And it looks awesome woven out. Congrats!!

  5. Cindie, the name draft is just lovely. Sort of reminds me of little butterflies.


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