Decorative Wraps Pattern Animations

What is DWPA?

“Decorative Wraps Pattern Animations” is a collection of animated movie files that show Cross Wrap patterns developing thread-by-thread. Lines on the screen are used to represent threads on the rod. Seeing a pattern develop in this way can make it easier to understand than the traditional method of interpreting instructions from a book.

Decorative Wraps Pattern Animations is a collaborative effort from David Boyle, author of the VisualWRAP and VisualWEAVE software packages, and Billy Vivona, author of the book “Decorative Wraps”.

The animations are designed to present potentially complex pattern information in a simple, intuitive and easy to follow format, making the art of cross wrapping more accessible to a wider audience.

The animations are aimed at those already a little familiar with decorative wrapping. It is assumed you already know the techniques for laying threads on a rod. The animations focus on pattern development.

The animations make an ideal companion to the book “Decorative Wraps”. It is also a simpler alternative to the VisualWRAP software.

The animations are a great teaching tool for those trying to understand how patterns develop. 

DWPA Main Features

  • 20 patterns to choose from, plus a general introduction
  • Each pattern is shown wrapping thread-by-thread
  • 3D image of the pattern appears at the end of each animation
  • Instructions on the screen use a standard common language (refer to Clemens “Custom Rod Thread Art”), and give a visual hint as to how each section of the pattern will progress (eg Box In, Cross Out, etc)
  • Watch it, then wrap it!


DWPA was released in 2011 in DVD format. To celebrate the upcoming 10 year anniversary of its launch, we’ve decided to make the collection available to everyone. Enjoy!