WeaveMaker is powerful, professional design software that makes sense to designers.
It is the perfect software tool for the intermediate to advanced designer of woven fabrics.
WeaveMaker is packed with features for dobby design. Realistic fabric rendering,
direct design creation (draw your design
as you want it woven), and full-fabric float analysis and correction is super easy and fast.
Create original designs quickly, or enter an existing
design in any of several ways (visual and numeric input capabilities).
Built-in yarn calculator (metric, cotton, worsted, linen, denier, tex, yards per pound and grams per meter).
Many technical features, including denting,
beaming, and stop motion.
Whether working for a mill or as a free-lancer, designing by hand or with CAD software,
using WeaveMaker will help you to:
- Automatic pattern generation
You set the guidelines and WeaveMaker will automatically generate patterns. After spending thousands of
hours interviewing and working with designers and weavers, our software developers created these automatic
pattern generators that allow WeaveMaker to produce weaves that fit many styles. Every weave created by
the automatic pattern generators is unique!
- CAD (Computer-Assisted Design) tools
- Loom variations
With a "regular" loom, you have threading, tie-up, and treadling components to work with. With a dobby
loom, you can work directly with the peg plan, and you can convert
back and forth between peg plan and tie-up/treadling. WeaveMaker handles up to
32 harnesses and 32 treadles and warp and weft lengths up to 600 threads. And, there's a
Tromp-as-Writ option to make treadling duplicate
WeaveMaker gives you simple,
friendly tools to make straight repeats, mirrored repeats and
other variations, in weaving elements (threading, treadling, peg
plan) and in warp and weft color assignment.
Your printing options are threading, treadling (peg plan),
or whole drawdown in two grid sizes. One thing any weaver needs
from weaving software is a sharp, clear picture of the threading to
take to the loom when setting up the warp.
WeaveMaker gives you that: diagrams blocked
into eights and fours with symbols for colors underneath, making
it easy to keep your place and avoid mistakes.
- Realistic fabric rendering (both on the screen and on printed samples)
Color printouts that are startlingly fabric-like
- Analysis and full-fabric float correction
Drop a threading into the warp, then draw (freehand!) the pattern you want repeated
in your design. WeaveMaker automatically
figures out how to weave your design. But that's not all! Included in WeaveMaker
is powerful float correction capability.
You look at the floats (front, back, warp, and weft) that WeaveMaker displays and,
with a click of the mouse button, reduce
the floats to fit your requirements. WeaveMaker automatically corrects the weave.
- 3D Fabric viewer
WeaveMaker will show you a piece of your fabric in 3D, so you can examine your weave in detail!
...and more features, including:
- Ability to rearrange harnesses even after design is completed
Improve the efficiency of your loom threading by rearranging harnesses, after you have completed your design.
WeaveMaker makes all the necessary adjustments.
- Warp threading and color locking capabilities
Develop dozens of patterns from a single warp.
- Drivers for popular dobby looms
WeaveMaker has options for supporting six of them: AVL Compu-Dobby (types I, II, and III),
SLIPS, Leclerc, Louet, and Macomber.
You can save fabrics at any time and bring them back later,
organizing them into standard Macintosh folders as you like.
- Ability to Set your own Preferences
At any time, you can declare preferences such as
loom size and type and save them in a preferences file. From then
on, those characteristics will be the default when the program is
- Increase your personal productivity. Produce more designs in less time with fewer errors and more confidence.
- Spend more time on design and less on tedious thread-by-thread editing.
- Create fresh, new looks.
- Use longer repeats.
- Use color more effectively.
- Tackle complex weave structures and color arrangements.
Please contact AVL Looms, Inc at
on ordering WeaveMaker.
Download the software.
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