Peggy’s Weaving Tips > Plain weave is wider than twill

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Weaving Draft A

Weaving Draft A

Weaving Draft B

Weaving Draft B

If you want to weave twills and plain weave in the same piece, the plain weave areas will be wider than the twill sections. This can be used on purpose for the bowing in-and-out effect, but if woven for a long time, the selvedge threads may begin to break due to abrasion from the reed.

Weaving Draft C

Weaving Draft C

Weaving Draft D

Weaving Draft D

Weave basket weave instead of plain weave when you want both–a plain weave look and also twills.

Weaving Draft D

Weaving Draft E

Because basket weave is “over two, under two” it will draw in the same amount as most twills. These are illustrated in Book #3, Weaving & Drafting Your Own Cloth in the Drafts chapter.

Weaving Draft I

Weaving Draft J

Weaving Draft H

Weaving Draft I

Weaving Draft G

Weaving Draft H

Weaving Draft F

Weaving Draft G

Weaving Draft E

Weaving Draft F


More information is in Weaving for Beginners

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