For the first half of the year in my Guilds study group, Exploring More, the topic was taking a motif and drafting it in various weave structures. The first weave structure that we did was Lace, and I am going to take you through how I drafted a pattern.
We choose to do a Lace Weave first because it has clearly defined blocks and has a relatively large number of pattern shafts. I chose to do a Huck Lace because I like the look of the interlacements.
The first thing is to choose a motif. I chose something that has symmetry, so I can have a larger image using less pattern shafts. Let’s try this cute angel fish.
If the highlighted area has a |, that shaft number is added to the new graph, which created a warp float unit. If the highlighted area has a –, the shaft number is subtracted from the new graph, which creates a weft float unit.