Thursday, September 24, 2009



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.


Delighted Hands said...

I save on the computer and I have a printed copy in a notebook-just in case!

Margreet said...

I save them, and so far I have kept them in the same folder on the computer. At the moment that is still ok to find drafts but I can see a problem growing if I keep doing this!

Anonymous said...

I save them, and I take a screen capture that I keep in iPhoto so I can scan though them. I have them tagged in iPhoto. I also have been manually putting them into a weaving notebook- I find I often will flip through that while watching TV rather than looking at them on the computer. I spend 16 hours a day in front of a computer and I get really tired of it sometimes.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you for your suggestions, Delighted Hands and Margreet. Part of my problem is that I should just dump some of these drafts when I am finished with the project, perhaps before, especially the drafts which had errors in them. But I just hate to get rid of stuff......(grin!)
Kimmen, I too have been using screen capture and saving them to folders in My Pictures. I use PaintShopPro sometimes to edit and mark them up. I am begijning to wonder that there might be value in printing them up.