Drafting Plan || Methods Of Indicating Of Drafting Plan || Systems Of Drafting

Drafting plan is the major parts of a complete design for a woven fabric. The number of heald shafts used to produce a design is indicated by drafting plan.

Methods of Indicating of Drafting Plan: Drafting plan can be expressed by various ways. Drafting plan can be indicated by the following methods. They are:

  1. By Ruling Line
  2. By The Use Of Design Paper
  3. By Numbering

Ruling Line Method: Ruling line is a method of indicating draft, in which the horizontal lines represent the healds and the vertical lines indicate the warp threads. The marks on the line indicate the healds upon which the respective threads are drawn. Ruling line methods are not so used methods of indicating drafting plan.

Design Paper Method: Design paper method is the best way to express drafting plan of a woven fabric. This is the method in which the horizontal spaces represent the healds and the vertical spaces represent warp threads. Marks are inserted upon the small squires.

Numbering Method: This is a method which refers to the number of threads. In this case, the threads are successively drawn on the healds in order indicating the number.

Systems of Drafting: Drafting is done as the following way.

  1. Straight Draft
  2. Point Draft
  3. Skip Draft
  4. Broken Draft
  5. Grouped Draft
  6. Curved Draft
  7. Divided Draft
  8. Combined Draft

These are the systems of drafting. I will write details in the next.

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