The Grammar of Drafting

So you have taken a couple weaving classes- or you have been teaching yourself from a book. You are so excited to actually do something other then plain weave. You have in front of you a book of weave structures, not knowing what is in store- you open the pages giddy with excitement. And then… It is a bunch of grids with beautiful pictures and you have no idea what any of the terms mean or how to even comprehend. I have been there. I have also been where I think I know what something means in a draft and Continue Reading…

Anatomy of Cloth on the Loom

I often forget how mainstream weaving is in the everyday world- it isn’t. Lots of people know the difference between a woven cloth and a knit cloth, but they cannot explain, in specific terms, what those differences are. I usually get the blank stare with the smile and a nod when I start to get into detail about weaving. The response is: “I love what you make, but I you lost me at loom.” So in order to help explain myself a little more (with pictures!) I have started the visual glossary with some of the very basic terms associated Continue Reading…

Step by Step: Things to Come

The holidays are coming to a close, and I starting a project for the blog that will aid you and myself in learning more about the craft of weaving. I am going to be developing a photographic glossary of terms that can be referred at any time when reading the blog. In the next few weeks you will be learning about warp, weft, shuttles, the parts of the looms and some nifty techniques that I use while I am working. This post however is going to explain how I am going to develop this glossary for you. I have a Continue Reading…