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Mary Atwater included a snowflake twill in a Shuttle Craft Bulletin (August 1945). The draft appears to have been done from a fabric analysis which left the first few threads a straight draw and the rest of the threads in a satin type order. When the shafts and treadles are rearranged, an advancing twill pops up and this makes for easier threading and treadling. An advancing twill section with a reverse in the center is the main feature of snowflake twills. Other types of twill threadings are added to the draft such as points and satins. This is the basic snowflake twill.

Atwater Snowflake twill

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Atwater Snowflake twill Shafts/treadles rearranged

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4-shaft advancing twill

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8-shaft advancing twill

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Above: Some of the threadings that can be used to weave twills.

Pink table runner from Estonia,

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Linen Table runner

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Green/Lavender Towels

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4-shaft design -- advancing twill with M's and W's.

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8-shaft design

Advancing twill with M's and W's

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