Analysis is the process of deter-mining the threading and pegplan, or threading, tie-up, and treadling, that produces a given weave. In other words, in analysis, you start with a weave and work backwards to the threading and peg plan which will produce that weave.
WeaveMaker will perform an analysis at any time. When you want to edit the weave, click in the drawdown area of the design window, and the peg plan (or tie-up, if you are designing for a tie-up loom) will be changed to reflect what you drew. Note that this happens immediately and automatically; you do not have to tell WeaveMaker to analyze your design, it just does it.
For example, consider the sequence of steps illustrated below.
In the top figure a threading has been filled in. Then, as illustrated in the lower figure, you use the pencil tool to draw a design. WeaveMaker figures out an appropriate peg plan.
If you then repeat the figure with vertical mirroring (see “Repeats” in the Index), you get the design illustrated at the bottom of this page.
You may click in the weave at any time. For example, it is perfectly reasonable to change the threading, then edit the weave, then change the thread-ing, then edit the peg plan, then change the weave, and so on and so forth. WeaveMaker does not impose rules on you: you can create and edit your design as the spirit moves you.