Posted by Peg in South Carolina
Pleased with my foray into re-arranging the treadles for overshot treadling, I decided to try the same thing with with treadling alternating treadles. Using a different color on first (red) and second (blue) treadles, I came up with this drawdown:
Again, the treadling is much easier because the first treadle in each block (always the red weft shots) runs at a diagonal. It may not be immediately obvious. When you get to the fourth treadled blocks it looks at a casual glance like the first shot has moved the other way. Looking closely reveals that that shot is the second shot and shows up blue. It is just to the left of the first shot instead of to the right, something which makes the treadling less simple than it might be.
Also the second treadle in each block is not always equally spaced from the first treadle of the block. That, too adds to the difficulty of the treadling. There is nothing wrong with that if this is what I actually want to do. But should I choose the second treadles in each block to reflect the line of the first treadles, then the two treadles would always be the same distance apart. However, some of the second block treadles would still be to the right and some to the left of the first block treadles.
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“Re-arranging Tie-Ups for Alternating Treadling” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on August 7, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.