Posted by Peg in South Carolina
CRACKLE DRAFT SHOWING MOTIF UNITS IN YELLOW
It’s been a while since I talked about how I plan to weave the sample scarf I am doing all this dyeing and insane cone-winding for. It will be again in Zielinski’s 8-crackle-blocks-on-4-shafts idea. I will be treadling one treadle after another, with no tabbies. One of those treadles will be used to create a motif out of which I will build up a design.
In the drawdown photo six groups of six treadles each are shown. With each group, the yellow is used on a different treadle. The treadles used for the yellow are indicated in the photo.
The arrows point only to the line where the motif unit appears; they do not necessarily point directly to that unit. The arrows that do point directly to a motif unit are the arrows for treadles 2, 3 and 6.
It is from these units that I will build the motifs.
When I looked at this draft after copying it with SnagIt as a PNG file, it looked like the motifs on treadles 1, 5 and 6 were the only ones that predominated. The motifs on the other treadles seemed less strong. This goes along with what I had found in my sample weaving.
Copied onto my blog, however, all the motifs seem equally distinct. One of these is lying! Which one? I will have to weave them to find out.
But this does give me a starting place and a referral point.
NOTE ON LAST BOMBYX SKEIN
The loose yarn kept getting longer and started going into the first half of the skein. So I cut cut the yarn and finished winding from the other end. The winding went absolutely fine…….done in less than five minutes……….. And only one knot in this cone!
Now I am winding pirns. There is a slight hiccup every time a knot passes through the tensioner. Sigh.