Friday, June 1, 2012

Treadle Envy

Green waffle towel with twill bands, similar to the ones shown in Handwoven May/June 2012

Rhonda mentioned about not having enough treadles to weave both waffle and twill on a four shaft loom and how she could set up a four shaft waffle weave on her 8 shaft loom and have plenty of treadles.

Well, here is another option:

Instead of using a 2:2 twill for the bands, you can use a 1:3 twill such as that shown in the photo at the top of this post.  Now the waffle I'm using in the above towel is not the standard point twill threading but you get the idea, I hope.  :)

Currently reading House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz


Bonni said...

Just finished House of Silk, waiting to hear what you think. I have mixed feelings about Faux Conan Doyle, but I'm always game for a good mystery. As for harness envy, 16 is not enough!!

Laura Fry said...

I've got 24 on my 'little' loom but since it's levers not treadles it doesn't get used all that often. About half way through the book. I'm enjoying it so far. :)

Arun said...

I too liked 'The House of Silk'.

Check out my review .