Friday, October 9, 2009

BLOCKS TRANSFORMED TO THREADING

(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.

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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…………..

Related Post:    Designing the Whole Threading


Blocks Transformed to Threading“ was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on October 9, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.

3 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

My brain is spinning just trying to grasp it all! You are making progress!

Shani Phethean-Hubble said...

Don't go knocking yourself - I am VERY impressed with the technical nature of this ...

hugs
Shani

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you for your encouragement Shani and Delighted Hands.