wyrd drafts:

Weave Synth

Create waveforms to generate weaving patterns by mixing and scaling the signals from two oscillators.

Mix A/B

Crossfade between Oscillator 1 & 2

Scale

Scale final waveform

Oscillator 1

Control parameters for Oscillator 1. Select shape of waveform and adjust frequency, amplitude, modulation rate and amount

Shape

Frequency

Amplitude

Mod Rate

Mod Amount

Oscillator 2

Control parameters for Oscillator 2. Select shape of waveform and adjust frequency, amplitude, modulation rate and amount

Shape

Frequency

Amplitude

Mod Rate

Mod Amount

Pattern Unit

The pattern unit is a small sample or section (either generated or drawn) that is repeated over the the threading or treadling creating patterns

Threading Unit Size

Select size or number of threads of the pattern unit to be repeated over the threading

Threading Pattern Unit

Select source of threading pattern repeat unit, either from generator, simple straight setup or manually drawn below

Treadling Unit Size

Select size or number threads of the pattern unit to be repeated over the treadling

Treadling Pattern Unit

Select source of treadling pattern repeat unit, either from generator, simple straight setup or manually drawn below

Pattern Repeat

The pattern unit can be repeated as is (forward), reversed or alternating between the two in different ways over the threading and treadling, creating symmetry or direction in the draft

Threading Repeat

Choose how to repeat the pattern unit over the threading, straight through("/"), mirrored("/\") or with symbolic expression written out below.

Threading Expression

Write out expression for how the threading pattern unit is repeatad using foward-slash("/") and backward-slash ("\") representing forward or reversed repetition

Treadling Repeat

Choose how to repeat the pattern unit over the treadling, straight through("/"), mirrored("/\") or with symbolic expression written out below.

Treadling Expression

Write out expression for how the treadling pattern unit is repeatad using foward-slash("/") and backward-slash ("\") representing forward or reversed repetition

Loom Configuration

Settings reflecting the type of loom and its configuration as well as the number of warp ends and picks of the sample

Warp Ends

Weft Picks

Shafts

Treadles

Shed Type

Draft Settings

Settings for the visual appearence and scaling of the draft

Drawdown

Zoom

Tie-Up

Generate or draw the tie-up of the draft

Generate

Tie-Up Expression

Generate twill patterns with expression. A simple formula generates a patterned column that is then repeated with an offset horizontally.

The formula is structured by alternating numbers of marked/unmarked squares separated with a forward slash "/". Ie the expression (2/1/1/2) will generate the pattern: 1101011.

Draw Tie-Up

Color Bank

Select which colors to use within the project. Click or tap on a color to change it, add or remove colors from bank with +/- butotns

Warp Colors

Generate color patterns that are repeated across the warp. Letters are representing colors from the color bank and forgoing numbers represent number of times the indicated color will be multiplied.

For example, the expression "7A13B" will repeat a pattern consisting of 7 threads of color A and 13 threads of color B

Color Pattern Expression

Weft Colors

Generate color patterns that are repeated across the warp. Letters are representing colors from the color bank and forgoing numbers represent number of times the indicated color will be multiplied.

For example, the expression "7A13B" will repeat a pattern consisting of 7 threads of color A and 13 threads of color B

Color Pattern Expression

Export Draft To File

Export current project file, either as the full draft with info/notes, or just the draft or drawdown

Draft Name

Co-Creator

Draft Notes

Export Options

DRIFTING DRAFTS

This is an early unstable skeleton build of a tool for creating experimental and generative draft samples and patterns for hand weaving. What can be manifested are weaving drafts, or more accurately, partial drafts, samples, sketches and ideas that can be integrated in potential projects. There is more info about weaving drafts to be found HERE.

This tool is building upon generative approaches or ways to create things with the aid of autonomous or semi-autonomous systems. What is here called GENERATORS are small applications or systems that in various ways generates data, patterns or leave traces which can be translated into different sections of a weaving draft wherin patterns and textures emerge.

As of now only a single type of generator, a synth like waveform creator, is present, but others are in the makinga.

To get more information about a certain setting or section, many of them can display explanatory tooltips by hovering over (or touching on mobile) the title.

A brief explanations of the different section of this app follow below...

GENERATOR

With the help of small apps or generators this framework can perhaps function as an experimental way of exploring different patterns, colours and setups. Explorations that can be continue by hand with a shaft loom.

The generators create movements and patterns that are translated into something applicable to the weaving draft. States, positions and trajectories are sampled into sequences that can then be applied to the draft.

The Weave Synth is a way to work with waveforms through an interface loosely modelled on some kind of synthesizer with two separate oscillators mixed together, though without any sound output. The intent is to work visually with the waveform as well as the draft through manipulating sliders and settings. A way to slowely try things out and explore the interplay between the two waveforms, how they affect eachother and how they are translated ito the draft.

PATTERNS

Use the generator, draw or lock a into a straight sequence to create small samples or pattern units that can be applied to either the threading or treadling of the draft. The patterns can then be repeated across the threads in different ways as a way to explore repeating patterns.

Using symbols "/" and "\" to represent forward or reversed sampling of a pattern unit, a repeat, that is a collection of one or many straight or mirrored pattern units is created. The repeat is then replicated along the full threading or treadling.

SETUP

Every loom is different, and so is every test and sample and project, edit the configuration of the intended loom and settings of the draft as well as adjusting the tie-up. Choose number of warp ends, weft picks, shafts and treadles, or if your loom have a sinking or rising shed.

Adjust the tie-up by selecting a preset, draw/edit the matrix manually or by using expressions to generate twill patterns. The expression reads a simple formula to create a patterned column that is then repeated with an horizontall offset. The formula is structured by alternating numbers of marked/unmarked squares separated with a forward slash "/". Ie the expression (2/1/1/2) will generate the pattern: 1101011.

COLOR

Different colors, shades, samples and patterns can be explored by creating repeating samples. Add colors to the color bank and chose how to repeat them over the the warp and weft picks by writing an expression.

Write a number followed by a letter, where the letter represents a color and the number how many times the color is to be repeated. Continue by adding mulitplications of colours and the result will be a pattern that is replicated across the warp and weft.

EXPORT

If one might want to save the current draft there is the posibility to export it as as an image fil. One can either export the full draft with all details, coonfigurations and notes attached, or soly the draft or drawdown.