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Project Calculation Worksheet
  • Article: a usable, finished item

  • Cartoon: a design on paper that can be placed under the web

  • Damask: a patterned satin weave structure which combines weft-faced satin and warp-faced satin in block form, requiring a minimum of 10 shafts

  • Draft: a graphic representation of threading, tie-up, and treadling. X's indicate a sinking shed; O's indicate a rising shed

  • Drawdown: a picture of the cloth on graph paper, showing at least 1 1/2 repeats of the weave structure

  • Finishing: the fulling or washing of an article, as well as its pressing, hemming, and/or fringing

  • Originality: the quality of freshness and uniqueness

  • Pattern: The arrangement of blocks or units of a weave structure

  • Profile Draft: a shorthand method for writing a threading draft

  • Satin: a weave structure based on a unit of 5 or more ends, with binding points set over two or more ends on successive picks distributed in an unobtrusive manner

  • Tabby (plain weave):  A simple over and under interlacement of warp and weft

  • Twill: a weave structure characterized by the formation of diagonal lines

  • Weave structure:  refers to the interlacement of threads

    • Loom-controlled weaves include:

      • Plain Weave (Balance, Basket, Rep, etc.)

      • Twill (2/2, Warp-faced, Weft-face, etc.)

      • Satin (Damask, etc.)

    • Weaver-controlled weaves include:

      • Inlay

      • Leno

      • Danish Medallion, etc

    • For more definitions of terms, see the BookList

Submission Guidelines
  1. Sizes listed are for finished articles and are minimum sizes. You are permitted to make larger pieces.

  2. Articles should be properly finished.

  3. All visible stitching should be done by hand.

  4. Pillows should be left unstuffed so that selvages may be judged. Pillow seams may be machine-stitched on three sides, leaving the fourth side unstitched to facilitate inspection.

  5. Wall hangings must be ready to hang.

  6. A notebook must accompany each rating application.  Include a Table of Contents and number pages of the notebook consecutively.  Written work should be neat and legible and may be computer generated.  Drafts and drawdowns may be computer generated.

    • For each submitted article include:

      • A Handweavers' Guild of Connecticut official Ratings Draft Sheet.

      • A complete draft showing threading, treadling and tie-up.  The threading should indicate floating selvedge if used; the tie-up should indicate rising or sinking shed; the treadling should indicate if tabby is used but not graphed.

      • A drawdown for each draft is encouraged for apprentice and required for journeyman and master.

      • Samples of warp and weft yarns

  7. All articles must be labeled with appropriate letter(s) and/or number(s) to correspond with notebook pages. Include cartoons where necessary.

  8. Use any type of loom, from backstrap to computer assisted, unless otherwise noted.​

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