I continued weaving on the beginning of the warp. I wasn’t exactly falling over my feet crazy in love with the results. Here is what I wove:
1. Alternating shafts 1 and 2, using blue 60/2 silk for pattern weft and 120/2 orange for tabby weft.I tried to tell myself I kind of liked what was happening. It would improve once I started using the intended colors.
2. Alternating shafts 3 and 4, with some colors.
3. Treadling 1 shaft after another, alternating 60/2 green with 60/2 blue.
What on earth was I thinking? This threading is NOT for a traditional 4-shaft crackle (though threaded on 8 shafts). It is for and 8-crackle-blocks on 4 shafts structure. THERE ARE NO TABBIES POSSIBLE!!!!
I had tied up the treadles for traditional 4-shaft crackle:
1,2; 2,3; 3,4; 1,4; and tabbies 1,3 and 2,4
But I had threaded for 8 crackle blocks on 4 shafts (spreading them out to 8 shafts.).
I think this blog needs a category for “senior moments”, though this was certainly longer than a moment……….
“What Was I Thinking?” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on August 10, 2010. ©2010 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina