Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bronson Lace History Lesson

Instead of getting my latest project on the loom, I have been doing a bit of reading about Bronson Lace. According to Monograph Five, Versatile Bronson (1984) by Dorothy S. Burton, there are three basic Bronson weaves "Spot Bronson, Bronson Lace, and Bronson II." She goes on to state that "in Scandivavia, it is called Droppdrall and in Germany it is known as Gerstenkornbindung, while Marguerite Davison calls it Barleycorn." She says that tabby is 1 against all others, but for this kit, they are having me use 1-3 vs 2-4.

For this kit "Dinner With The Bronsons"

Block A is threaded 1-2-1-2-1-4
Block B is threaded 4-3-4-3-4-1
Tabby is 1-3 against 2-4

Block A is treadled: 1-3, 4, 1-3, 4, 1-3, 2-4 
balance for block A: 1-3, 4, 1-3, 4, 1-3
Block B is treadled: 2-4, 1, 2-4, 1, 2-4, 1-3 
balance for block B: 2-4, 1, 2-4, 1 2-4

This is an example of what this draft can look like. It is showing what the two different blocks will look like.

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