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Handweaving.net Draft #62986

June 15th 2011 in Drafts

Handweaving.net is a great source for drafts.  They have literally thousands of them; many are historical — others are contributed.  Additionally there is an archive of documents related to weaving.  All in all it is a wonderful site.

They also have a tool for creating divisional drafts and profiles.  The following draft is created with that tool:

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It reminds me a little of a variation on a cats paw & snail trail draft.  Its major drawback is that it has long floats in both the warp and weft — 12 is the maximum float for each. Still pretty nifty, however!

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