Weaving Drafts:
Betty Teague

This watercolor drawdown and two drafts illustrate a weave pattern known as Betty Teague. 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. Weaving drawdowns were made by Frances Louisa Goodrich (1856-1944), who recorded weaving patterns she collected in and around Asheville, North Carolina. The draft strip was originally given to Goodrich by Cumi Woody of Green Mountain, NC. Goodrich pasted collected drafts into a notebook and made numerical versions in a second notebook.


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