Thursday, August 27, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina
(Note: I removed this post because I had intended to post something else first.  Without that other post, this post made not too much sense.  I have now posted the correct post and am about to post this.  They should now be in the correct order.  Overshot and crackle can muddle a brain……)
And I’m not sure it is a treadling or a threading problem, or both.  Actually, I’m not even sure that the problem is a problem, for a rather like what is happening.  Still, I do need to figure out what is going on.
The version with the all green pattern wefts shows the problem up most clearly.
These are the two point twill sections.  They are clearly different.  It is not that one is the reverse of the other.  That is part of the design.  But the warp blocks (the dark blocks in the image)and the weft blocks (the green blocks) are reversed. 
Here is the version of these two block groups when alternating colors with the alternating treadles.
New difficulties shows up here.  The first difficulty shows itself on the horizontal plane in both design groups.
At the very center, in both design groups, there is a very narrow horizontal block.  Everything above that block should be mirrored in everything below that block.  But there are two ways in which this does not in fact happen.
1. The immediate block on either side of center are themselves different heights.
2. The immediate block on either side of center are also either treadled differently or the colors are thrown differently.
The results of these two problems means the bottom of the draft does not mirror the top. 
The second difficulty shows itself only in the second design group, the one on the right.  There the problem is on the vertical axis. 
There is a narrow center going up and down.  Like the center going back and forth, one side should mirror the other.  In this case there is an error to the right of the center.  Something is interrupting the first block to the right of center.
Back to the drawing board………

Still a Problem with the Draft” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on August 28, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Delighted Hands said...

It looks similar enough to call it serendipity! Weave it!

Peg in South Carolina said...

I'm getting there. Patience!