AND A QUESTION ABOUT ORGANIZATION
Posted by Peg in South Carolina
When I started seriously working with these crackle drafts, I used overshot treadling because overshot treadling reveals most clearly what is going on. So I decided with all the confusion going on with Zielinski’s threading blocks, which are somewhat different than my threading blocks, I would return to working with overshot treadling.
First, the draft with Zielinski’s threading blocks
Next, the draft with the threading blocks as I did them originally.
The black is the warp. The green is the weft. The second draft is wider because I have repeated the outside block group on each side.
These are three different sets of treadlings. The two sets I am going to incorporate into the final design are the bottom two. Right now, I am thinking that Zielinski wins out. Why? Because, though imperfect, the weft diagonals are a bit more clear in his.
So now I have three folders in my Green Crackle folder: Possible Drafts, Working Drafts, and Final Working Drafts a la Zielinski. The three folders are growing fatter and fatter—well, they would be if they were real-life file folders in my actual filing cabinet……..
And I have a question for your readers. What do you do with drafts you have done for a project but discarded? Do you keep them? Delete them? Save them to another folder?
“Me and Zielinski: The Two Drafts Compared—Part One“was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on September 24, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.