The Complete Book of Drafting for Handweavers Spiral-bound – Apr 1993
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by Madelyn van der Hoogt
"As a new weaver, my struggle to understand weave structures was like trying to fit together unmatched pieces of a jigsaw puzzle: twills here, overshot there, profile drafts somewhere else, and unit weaves almost nowhere. This is the book I needed. With the Complete Book of Drafting, you'll not only learn to use drafting tools - warp and weft drawdowns, warp and weft cross sections, and block profile drafts - you'll also learn how to design with pattern weaves. Under one cover find the steps for drafting and weaving any profile design in any unit weave." .... Madelyn van der Hoogt
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I would recommend this book to any weaver, beginner or seasoned.
I'm working my way through this study guide very sequentially because Madelyn suggests that each chapter builds on its predecessors. I'm looking forward to drafting and designing my favorite weave structures and working with ones I've woven but haven't really understood.
"Drafting for Hasndweavers" is geared for 4 - 8 shaft weaving, although I think I'd feel a little short-changed if I had only a four-shaft loom.