Posted by Peg in South Carolina
Having found such an interesting and delightful draft in applying PixeLoom’s tromp-as-writ feature to standard 4-shaft crackle, I just had to………. Yes, I just had to try it with the draft I am using for my current green crackle project. And here is the result.
It uses only four treadles. It requires no tabbies. And…….it’s beautiful!
Just to see what would happen, I used Zielinski’s tie up for six treadles and manually entered in a treadling similar to the one that PixeLoom generated.
This uses six treadles. It does require tabby. And I like the first one above much better.
Still, I will have to try both when I get the warp on the loom. Weaving software can only give an approximation of what the piece will look like.
For example, one reason I do like the idea of tabbies (yes, I am truly nuts!), is that in the tabbies I can give hints and glimmers of another color, a very strikingly different color if I so choose, that would look just terrible as a pattern weft but would give some punch in the tabby. Computer software, so far as I can see, cannot give even a glimpse of such possibilities. I know about them only from my own actual weaving.