INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK DRAFTING with
Network Drafting is a technique of designing threadings and
treadlings that produce curves, circles and more complex
designs than are normally possible on an eight shaft loom.
This hands-on introduction will focus on developing a
threading draft; reducing a pattern line to eight shafts by
digitizing and telescoping, choosing a fabric structure and
placing the reduced pattern line onto the network threading
grid. We will also discuss tie-ups, treadlings and peg
Materials to bring: Graph paper (preferably 6 to 8 squares
per inch), pencils, eraser, ruler, glue stick and scissors.
$1.00 materials fee plus regular workshop fee of $20.00.
Carol Birtwistle has been weaving and teaching for more than
forty years in Ohio, Michigan, California, Massachusetts,
Florida and Connecticut. Her study of fiber structure and
color theory have taken her to the Cleveland Institute of
Art, London's Victoria and Albert Museum, and Haystack
Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Currently, she is
exploring the various ways in which computer design
facilitates her 20 shaft weaving. Carol teaches classes and
workshops that focus on the multiple ways in which weave
structure, yarns, sett and color interact to form the