Monday, October 4, 2010


close up - you can clearly see the holes in the cloth where the lace blocks are forming. The colour is not correct in this photo - see photo below

Sometimes it is hard to know how to thread a pattern. In this video clip I'm working with huck lace and plain weave. I break the pattern down into it's component parts - 5 ends of huck A, 5 ends of huck B, 5 ends of huck A, then four ends of plain weave or foundation ends. The next part of the pattern changes to Huck B, Huck A, Huck B, then four ends of plain weave.

The cloth will be woven in a design that creates little boxes of lace surrounded by plain weave.

The treadling will follow the same as the threading and I break the treadling down the same way.

The treadling is a 19 pick repeat. I have set the treadles up so that I 'walk' them - or alternate - and I count each pick 1 through 19, which gives me the first lace box, then 1 through 19 which gives me the second lace block.

Still reading Labyrinth by Kat Richardson, and she referred to St. Mark's as having a labyrinth in the floor. I wonder if I can get into the church during the Seattle Weaver's Guild sale and check it out????


Sharon Schulze said...

What kind of yarn are you using? It looks like blue with white slubs?

I like it. I also like that kind of lace surrounded by plainweave. Very nice, very elegant. :-)

Laura said...

The yarn is hand dyed linen. The 'slubs' are the areas that didn't take the dye completely. I like how it's turning out. :)


geeksdoitbetter said...

great video, thank you!

i've never actually seen someone threading before

is this bit called slyeing the reed?

Laura said...

No this is called threading the heddles (or drawing in in older books).

Sleying the reed involves putting the yarns into the reed and I have video clips about that, too. Click on the Video label and scroll through the posts.