Friday, November 16, 2012

Condensed #2 Weaver Rose

Weaver Rose had some different ways of writing his drafts.  The drafts I have been able to figure out - so far - he has all threads numbered, but their position indicates their shaft number. Almost all of his drafts are thread by thread drafts, they just looks different. This was a form of shorthand for him.

Here is an example of the kinds of draft he might have written down. Carol Strickler tells us that he wrote some of his draft to be read from right to left and other left to right. The "Shurkeroon's Fancy" that I showed you a couple of days ago, is written in his condensed #2 form.

This is in "condensed #2" form as Weaver Rose might have done it.


Start on the left and read:  4, 3, 4, 3,    2, 3, 2, 3,   4, 3, 4, 3,4, 3,     4, 1  =20 threads

This is what it would look like as I understand it. I have put it in the form I use. =20 threads


Sue said...

I am not understanding your treadling for this design. My interpretation is quite different but the design result looks the same. Could you explain a bit more? Thank you.

Ann said...

I am using a Jack Loom.

The first block is threads 1+4, so I would step on treadle 2, one time. The next block is threads 3+4, so I would step on treadle 1, one time. The next block is 3-2-3-2-3,for this I would step on treadle four, and weave four shots to square the block.

Are you using a sinking shed loom? That would be the opposite of mine. It would look the same, just stepping on the opposite of what I do.