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Treadle Envy

Bateman Blend CCW

When looking through sample books from Cross Country Weavers, I found myself having  treadle envy. I’m sure your asking yourself what could she possibly be talking about. My loom has 8 harnesses and 10 treadles.  The sample that I found myself interested in weaving needed 7 harnesses ( no problem) . Alas, it used 11 treadles.  A couple of years earlier I had designed a piece needing more treadles than I possessed.  Here  Tim’s Treadle Reducer program comes to the rescue.  You enter in the shafts, and treadles in the original design, and the number of shafts and treadles on your loom.

TreadlereducerClick on ” Make a grid” , to go to next step below: Entry

Treadle Reducer Entry                            Treadle Reducer results

In reducing the number of treadles needed to weave the design, treadling becomes more involved. At times you need to depress two treadles at the same time. A small price to pay to weave more complex designs.

This program has allowed me to begin weaving a scarf inspired by a sample by Sally Orgren in Cross Country Weavers, March 2008, using  a  Bateman Blend  pattern. The photo at the top, shows what will become the backside of my scarf. So follow the blog to see the finished scarf in a future post.

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