Title Exploring multishaft design sampler
Structure Straight twill
- Inouye, Bonnie. 2016. Exploring Multishaft Design. 2nd Ed. (Working version, Ch. 1-3.)
- Loomy Tunes, Selvedges!
Concept Weave along with Bonnie’s manuscript, try Dixon selvages and finishing techniques from West
- Louet Jane 40 (8-shaft table loom)
- 12 dpi reed
- Boat shuttles
- Bockens 8/2 cotton, natural
- Sett 24 epi
- Ends 200 threaded, 2 floating selvage
- Length 4 meters
- Width in reed 8.5 in
- Bockens 8/2 cotton, varied colours
Dixon selvages Tuesday Weavers (Loomy Tunes) explained it. Never quite worked it out in Dixon’s book.
- Warp 202 threads
- Raddle – 40 slots * 5 threads = 200 (but do 6-4-6-4…)
- Reed 2 per slot except Dixon selvage
LJ0020-01 Incorporating straight lines in tieup, an area of plain weave, longer floats, point treadling. The pointy floats make an interesting raised effect.
LJ0020-02 Random tieup, fussy point treadling. Did a small bit without to compare but mostly used tabby (16/2 unbleached). Not much pattern discernable.
LJ0020-03 Same random tieup as previous, straight treadling, with tabby (16/2 unbleached). Again don’t see much pattern.
LJ0020-04 Different random tieup with a little curve in it, straight treadling, with tabby (16/2 black). From a distance the pattern is kind of cool.
Gary announced he liked these. From the top they all just look like random lines to me, but from an angle they are a bit more interesting. I also really want to see the backs of them. I think I should have used a black warp.
I have been playing with designs much faster than I can weave them. Random can work or it can be awful. I think importing the Keasbey treadling file I created a while back may help sort this out pretty quickly. I would like to create my own treadling file with more advancing twills. But for the moment the Keasbey file is enough.
Now I just need to sort out which of my babies to weave and which to delete. <sniff>
LJ0020-05 I think I got confused working from the liftplan and combined two treadlings. Lackluster, although it is (another) one that might suffer from white warp.
LJ0020-06 Second on this tieup. It looked really cool when I was weaving, but coming back to it, it is like the weft got completely sucked in and it is just a series of tied together warp threads. Weird. Big treadling mistake in this one.
LJ0020-07 Third on this tieup. Another somewhat unremarkable draft. It has a similar warp grouping as the previous one.
I learned my lesson and will isolate the treadling before weaving. I was really confused on the first two about which treadling I actually used. The point is to capture the details, not guess at them later.
LJ0020-08 Three treadlings on this tieup and all are unremarkable.