Weaving Drafts:
Kings Flower

These weaving drafts and drawdown illustrate the coverlet pattern known as King's Flower. 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. Curiously, the drawdown is different from the coverlet of that name in the collection. Goodrich did not leave any notes about how she acquired the pattern.


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