Posted by Peg in South Carolina
Here is a capture of the various treadlings I have tried. The first thing you will see if you look down to the overshot treadling, is that I have used the original tie-up—the tie-up that did not result in easy treadling of one treadle after another. Right now my concern is not ease of treadling, but simply the appearance of the fabric.
TREADLING BLUE BLOCKS INDEPENDENTLY OF RED BLOCKS
The treadling at the top I talked about on this post. This is the treadling where the only basis for choosing the second (blue) blocks was how each one looked in relation to the first (red) block.
TREADLING BLUE BLOCKS IN TANDEM WITH RED BLOCKS
With treadling 2 (the second from the top), I have decided to create the blue treadles in the same pattern as the the red blocks.
To do this I chose the treadle for the first blue block. The remaining blue block treadles were then chosen so that they would parallel the red treadles. The result is consistency in the placement of the blue blocks in the fabric.
I continued this with treadlings 3 and 4 where I have simply chosen different beginning points for the shadowing blue treadling. How would I decide which treadling to use? I would choose the one where the blue blocks appeared in the places I wanted them to appear.
Would there be anything wrong with changing the beginning point of those blue blocks? Not having done it in actual threads, I don’t know. Might it create a bit of a mess in the design? Or might it create some liveliness in the design? Something to think about and experiment with.
The treadling at the bottom is simply an overshot treadling to show clearly where the blocks appear.