After describing the steps needed to translate multi-weft double weave designs into weave drafts in Designing Multi-weft Double Weave, I realized having a
computer do part of the work would make the translation process less error prone and tedious. The result
of that realization is this web-based tool.
This tool can help you draft tabby double weave that has one warp yarn threaded on odd shafts and a
different warp yarn threaded on even shafts. In any section, you can choose to have the top layer woven
with the warp yarn on the odd shafts, the warp yarn on the even shafts, or end and end mixing the two warp
yarns. In any section, you can also choose to have the top layer woven with a single weft yarn or with two
different weft yarns pick and pick.
You enter your design as a series of same height rows. Each row may use up to 5 different wefts.
The generated WIF draft's threading produces square blocks. You can change the width of a block by
editing the WIF draft's threading in a weaving design program.
If your design has more blocks than can be woven on your loom without using pickup, you'll also get a
warning. If you choose to proceed, a pickup draft will be generated.
Pickup drafts must be woven with a threading in which the blocks repeat in straight
draw order. Non-pickup drafts can be woven with the blocks threaded in any order.
Double Weave Drafter Example contains a step by step description of how to create a simple multi-weft
double weave dobby draft using this tool.
Launch Multi-weft Double Weave
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