Thursday, September 3, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina
I have given up looking for the original WIF file………… But here is the working draft revised and I like it much better than the original anyway, so there! First the profile threading draft.
1.Profile Threading reversed
Next, the draft itself with three different overshot treadling. And next to it the draft with alternating treadles, both treadles weaving the same pattern color.
2. Threading reversedvershot treadling
2. Threading reversedalternatingtreadles
I have purposefully kept the drafts small because keeping them small shows better what is happening. Even using only one color I like the alternating treadles much better than the overshot treadling. Less clarity, yet the overall pattern is still visible.
And finally the draft with alternating treadles, one treadle carrying green thread and one carrying brown. The treadling still follows the same pattern as the overshot treadlings, but for every overshot treadle a second treadle for a separate shot of yarn to be thrown.2. Threading reversedalternatingtreadles2colors
The two weft colors very much obscure the pattern, though the pattern can be made out. One reason for the great obscuring is the contrast between the two colors. With less contrast, the pattern would start to emerge a little more clearly.
The effect that colors have on the visibility of the pattern is something I intend to consider in the overall design. It might be interesting to move from highly contrasting weft colors, gradually through less and less contrasting weft colors, ending with two weft colors that are almost identical. At least from what I see on the computer screen, this looks possible. But what about with the actual threads?
Related Post: Alternating Treadles for Blooming Leaf

The Working Draft Revised” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on September 3, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.

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