In a weaving group that I belong to, one of our members brought a braided twill scarf for show and tell. Warp and weft were the same color, so the design was subtle, but very beautiful. It started me on a search for simple braided twills that could be woven on four or eight shafts. I have found a few and will add to this collection as I find more.
|Here's a lovely four shaft version|
|I found this one in Carol Strickler's book of 8 shaft drafts #355|
|This one, or something very similar also appears in Carol's book, but it is part of a gamp. Here it is using 10 treadles.|
This draft is quite lovely and again only uses 10 treadles.
Unfortunately, this increased the float length to 6 in the warp direction. Still, it might be nice in fine threads.