Season 6 Episode 5 - Name Drafting Overshot
What is Name Drafting?
Well, basically you assign a harness on your loom to a letter in the alphabet, then you take words that have meaning to you, a name, a piece of poetry, a Haiku..... assign the letters in the word to the harnesses on your loom. Tweak it a tad to follow the rules of overshot and you have your very own personalized pattern.
Name drafting is a perfect way to make a piece of weaving very special. In this episode, I chose the words 'Good Food' to interpret in Overshot for Rosemary, a dear friend and phenomenal chef who prepared all the amazing meals for our in-house retreats. Rosemary is a huge fan of Maiwa in Vancouver, B.C. and it was only fitting that I use the beautiful Honest Yarns Linen that they carry.
I hope this episode inspires you to try your hand at Name Drafting. As you will see, I got hooked on it for several years and it brought me so much joy.
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6.5.1 - Intro to Name Drafting
6.5.2 - The Process of Name Drafting
6.5.3 - Making Templates for Drawdowns
6.5.4 - Name Drafting at the Loom
6.5.5 - Show and Tell Name Drafting
UPDATED June 9 2022 Season 6 Episode 5 - Name Drafting Overshot PDF
Name Drafting is when you assign a harness on your loom to a letter in the alphabet. You then take words that have meaning for you and assign the letters in the word to the harnesses on your loom to create a personalized piece of handweaving. This PDF has the instructions that will get you to cre...
Jane's Name Drafting Patterns Video 6.5.1 PDF
Two of Jane's personal name drafting designs she shows in video 6.5.1.