(105) FULL ~ Unlocking the Magic of Blended Drafts

Do you want to take your weaving knowledge to the next level? Learning to integrate two or more weave structures or pattern drafts to create a blended draft opens the door to new weaving adventures.

Learn to select weave structures that are suitable for blending. Unlock the simple magic of the blending process on 8 or more shafts. Create a blended threading, tie-up and treadling enabling weaving either of the parent drafts or an original combination from the new draft on one threading. The handout materials will provide a format for the exercise of blending drafts and a detailed explanation to accompany the instruction.

Enjoy the creativity and add variety to each new warp!


Barbara Diefenderfer

Experience Level:


Class Length:

Two-hour Class

Class Day/Time:

Thursday Morning

Maximum Class Size:


Student Supplies:

  • Print the handout.
  • Pencils and pens to enable drafting.
  • A 4-shaft weaving pattern book at hand will be helpful.
  • A weaving design program may be used as well, but is not necessary during the class.