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Charlotte Grierson

Drafts Workshop Parts 1 & 2

Drafts Workshop Parts 1 & 2

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This Drafts workshop is in 2 parts on consecutive Sundays.

Understanding and using drafts is an essential part of weaving, but can also be a stumbling block especially for new weavers.

The aim of this workshop in 2 parts is to demystify drafts. In part 1 you will learn to  read and follow patterns and structures such as those you find in books and magazines. Then in part 2 you will learn to use drafts to design your projects or to analyse how a fabric might have been woven.

These two workshops can be booked independently or you can book them together at a 10% discount.

Part 1 - Reading and Using Drafts 

Aimed at early stage weavers

  • You will learn the terminology and elements that make up drafts; their function and how to use them.

  • You will learn how to record the information from your own projects and how to read and interpret drafts found in commonly used books.

  • You will learn to recognise basic weave structures from their drafts and so know what to expect from a pattern.

  • You will also learn about cloth sett and understand what impact that would have on your draft.

Part 2 - Analysing and Designing with Drafts

Building on the previous workshop, and aimed at intermediate weavers

  • You will learn to analyse drafts for possible effects and how you might use them in designing.

  • You will learn about scale, repeats and distortions.

  • Through exercises and analysis you will develop the skills to identify elements of a fabric and go on to re-construct how it might have been woven.

  • These skill will lead to a greater understanding that will help you to design your own fabrics, patterns and effects.

Charlotte Grierson has an MA in Textiles and is a weaver with over 20 years of experience. She designs and makes her own functional and art-led work from her studio at Cockpit in Deptford. She also has over 14 years of experience of teaching practical weaving classes. 


Sunday 5th November - Part 1 Reading & Using Drafts

Sunday 12th November - Part 2 Analysing and Designing with Drafts

Held at Cockpit Deptford, 18-22 Creekside, London SE8 3DZ

Times: 10am - 4.30pm

Individual Workshop £145.00 

Both workshops £260.00

For more information do email me


Studio 306,Cockpit, 18-22 Creekside, Deptford, SE8 3DZ


Deptford Bridge DLR: 5 mins walk

Deptford Rail Station: 10 mins walk

New Cross Rail Station: 15 mins walk

Buses: 47, 53, 177, 225, 453e

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