Weaving Drafts:
Double Snowball

This watercolor drawdown and two drafts, illustrate a weave pattern known as Double Snow Ball. To record a pattern, a weaver creates a draft and/or a drawdown. A draft looks much like a strip of musical notation; a drawdown is a visual grid that illustrates a single weaving block. This drawdown was made by Frances Louisa Goodrich (1856-1944), who recorded weaving patterns she collected in and around Asheville, North Carolina. Neither the drawdown or the draft strip give any indication of the origin of this pattern or its age, though these pieces are likely from the early 1900s. The drawdown was done on unlined paper, indicating this may be one of Goodrich's earlier watercolors, as she later used graph paper.


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