Someone asked about my "graphs" I posted about 8 harness boundweave.  I will try to explain with this photo.

The graphs posted are merely diagrams to show you were to put certain colors to show on top of the weaving and where to bury those colors behind other threads to make certain figures.  If you already know how to weave Boundweave, these graphs are very helpful for creative ideas I am sharing, and make perfect sense.

You might really need to read a book or take a lesson on Boundweave to understand.  (like learning Overshot, Blocks, Shaftwswitching etc.) 



FancyFibersTexas (not verified)

Karen - what software did you use to draw your pictures in?  I've been trying to figure out if any of the weaving software I own will do it and I'm not having much luck!  Thanks, Mary Berry

hilltopfibre (not verified)

I wouldn't do it in weaving software.  The threading and treadling for boundweave is the same no matter what figure you are weaving.  What you need is software that lets you chart graphs.  I use StitchSketch on my iPad for these sorts of things.  Even Excel will do it by colouring in the cells.


Fiberworks has a boundweave view, it has a weft faced view and a doublweave view. I have designed simple bound rosepath by turning on the view from the menu. Also Krokbragd.

Nancy Arthur Hoskins has a good book "Weft-Faced Pattern Weaves"


I am doing a wall hanging in boundweave, but the figures are so small, if I thread 44 33 22 11 22 33 44 11 will it be bigger and what do I have to do to get more space in between the figures. I am using a 4 shaft loom but with six treadles and I am wondering with the two tabbly treadles can I do anything with them in boundweave that will enhance the figures? I have Nancy Hoskins book on weft faced pattern weaves but she doesnt mention anything like this.


If you repeat a color sequence you build up the motif lengthwise. Doubling the threading will increase the width, but you can't get anymore background that way, you'd need more shafts I believe.

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