Weaving Drafts:
Queen's Delight

This watercolor drawdown and two numerical drafts illustrate a weave pattern known as Queen's Delight. 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. Goodrich did not leave any notes about how she acquired the pattern.


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