(TEACHING AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS)
Posted by Peg in South Carolina
Here is the first (of two) page of the printed-out full threading.
COPY AND STAMP
I discovered the very time-saving method of copying and stamping that PixeLoom (and probably other weaving programs as well) offers. This, after several years of using PixeLoom. I am either a slow learner or slow to investigate the software.
In any case, for the first group of blocks, for each block I wrote out one thread repeat, copied it, and then stamped it for a total of 11 threading units. I did that with each block in the group.
The second group of blocks was simply a repeat of the first. So I copied each full block (consisting of 11 threading units) and stamped it.
In the third group of blocks, the same order was followed but each block got progressively smaller. So I copied only the number of threading units I needed for each block and then stamped it.
In the center group of blocks, a different order was followed and each block had only 3 threading units apiece. I simply wrote these out by hand. But instead of writing out the whole thing, I wrote out only half.
At this point, what I needed for the rest of the threading draft was the mirror image of what I had done. So I clicked on “threading” and then on “reflect” and it happened! Just a minor cleaning up at the center.
Now, of course, I realize that at the very beginning, once I had finished with the first block group, I could have clicked on “threading”, then on “repeat”. And with the third I could have done the same, but then edited it by removing unnecessary block units.
This dog may be capable of learning new tricks; it just takes awhile.
A LOT OF WARP ENDS
The total number of warp ends is 1664. This is not quite accurate as this includes the blank spaces I incorporated. When I proof-read the threading (MUST I proofread it?!?---YES I must…….sigh), I will make notes of the number of blanks so that I can subtract them from 1664 and get the real number.
Now I need to proof-read the threading. I am a lousy proof-reader…………..
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