Posted by Peg in South CarolinaYes! Darn it all anyway! I have mislaid the WIF file for the beginning of a working draft! I have looked everywhere. I have even looked at WIF files that I began with to see if I had written over one of them. No luck.
The draft is a peculiar combination of the Blooming Leaf and Rippled Diamond.* These are drafts I have been playing with. The threading combines ideas of the two drafts. But I used a threading and tie-up I had developed working with straight draw crackle threadings. Without further ado, here we go.
First, the profile threading draft. Note that the separations indicate separate block groups that can be repeated as individual groups.
And here the draft, with three possible treadlings. The treadlings not my own idea. They come straight out of the Rippled Diamond draft in Davison.*
I cannot find the WIF for the draft! In a way, it doesn’t matter because I am going to reverse the threading so that the slant in the outside blocks is down and the slant in the center block points up. But STILL…………WHERE IS THE DARN FILE?!?!
*I have not blogged about my trials with Rippled Diamond, but the original draft—a regular 4 shaft crackle-- can be found in Davison’s A Handweaver’s Pattern Book.
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Re-arranging Tie-ups for Overshot Treadlings
“Lost My Working Draft!” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on September 1, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.