Posted by Peg in South Carolina
The clearest diagonals here are in the green weft shots, in this case, the second shot thrown in each block. But the diagonals are not all that simple. In the top two blocks, the diagonal begins near the left and proceeds to the right for three blocks. But in that third treadled block, a new diagonal picks up and moves to the right for a total of five treadled blocks, at which point it moves to the left for two more treadled blocks.
And here is the same draft with the green weft shots being the first shots, with the brown shots following:
The treadling here is exactly the same as in the first draft. Only the colors have been reversed. Here the green diagonal starts at the upper left-hand corner and proceeds for five blocks, but is then interrupted.
So I changed the treadling order:
And of course two treadling blocks were removed. Anybody want to figure out which two? I am bleary eyed from staring at the computer screen for far too long….
“And So I Begin Designing in Earnest” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on August 18, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.