Friday, September 25, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

I still wasn’t satisfied with my decision to go with Zielinski.  So I did some more working and thinking. I needed to work things out using two colors of weft, since that is what I will be eventually weaving.   First, my blocks with alternating treadles using two colors.
My blocks alternating treadles compared

Next, Zielinski’s blocks, but my tie up, also with alternating treadles using two colors.
Zielinski's blocks my tieup alternating treadlescompared
I am so glad I did this.  My threading blocks win.

I learned something very important.  In designing the treadling, I Treadling detail Zielinski's blocks have to watch very carefully from block to block.  In the original version of both blocks, there appeared to be treadled blocks much too long.  They were.  I had not checked to make sure that the first treadle of each consecutive block, on which I throw the green weft, was a different treadle from the preceding block.

To correct this I need to make the following changes.  The second treadling sequences reads 5,6 repeat;  the third reads 5,4 repeat. The result is that both treadling sequences result in the same block appearing in the drawdown. So I must changed the third from 5,4 to 4,5.  And the next treadling must be 3, 5. With these changes there will appear 3 different treadled blocks in the drawdown. 

I need to make similar changes in the remaining treadled blocks.  Making those changes results in the drawdown appearing on the right above.

I could change the order of the colors.  Doing that would also solve the problem.  But that would result in an unpleasant doubling of colors.  The easiest is to change the order of the blocks.

Related Post:   Me and Zielinski: The Two Drafts Compared—Part One

Me and Zielinski: The Two Drafts Compared—Part Two“was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on September 25, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Delighted Hands said...

I love the revised treadlings you have planned! It's gonna be beautiful!

Leigh said...

I agree! It's funny how sometimes just having more choices makes the bet one more obvious.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you, Delighted Hands and Leigh. But wait for my post about issues on the right side of the draft.........sob........