I have finally proofread the threading and discovered two errors. Well, it was really four since the second half mirrors the first…… In one place Block D had one too few units; in another it had one too many.
I had been thinking about doing something fancy with gradations in threading the warp. But then deciding I was only getting a little frantic about not being able to dye yet and that, in reality, the focus is going to be on the weft. The warp will be a secondary (but still important!) player.
I wanted to check the threading so put in the tie-up and the basic treadling idea I planned to use, with the treadles alternating dark red and dark green on a black warp.
There is more on both sides, but this shows pretty much what I was after. The woven fabric will, in reality, be quite different, for the design will not be compressed as it is here, and the colors used will be more subtle and varied. I see this as kind of a short-hand map.
I really can go no further than this. I will have to get the warp on and do some test-driving first.
"More on the Threading” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on November 2, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.