Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tucson Tuesday

At our monthly K-D Structure Study Group we are working our way through Madelyn van der Hoogt's "The Complete Book of Drafting for Handweavers".

Currently we are on chapters 4 and 5 where we have discovered what a profile draft is and how it can be woven on either 4 or 8 shafts with an even or uneven block.  This will be an overshot design.

The sample to the right is one of the samples in the book woven by Lucie Anderson.  I had a photo of Lucie with her entire sampler of 8 or more blocks but my photography wasn't up to snuff today.  I'll try again next month.

Our next step is to (1) choose a 4 block profile draft (2) make a thread by thread drawdown of that draft and either hand draw or computer generate what our drawdown would look like.  And, today we also decided that we could use either 10/2 cotton for the warp (5/2 for the pattern weft); or 20/2 cotton for the warp and (10/2 for the pattern weft).  I really want to make a 20/2 sampler, so I'll have to try to make a pattern that will ultimately end up 7" after wet-finishing.

To the computer to make a drawdown!

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