Monday, May 02, 2005

Braided Twill

I got started weaving the braided twill tonight. I haven't got the treadling down pat. The warp is wide and I need to reach over to lift up the floating selvedge which causes my foot to lift off the treadles resulting in me losing my place. Maybe I need to number the treadling sequence and say it out loud as I go. Maybe I just need to get some sleep and try it tomorrow - I've already found two mistakes!


  1. Have you tried wrapping rubber bands on the treadles to help keep your place? I weave barefoot and use the texture to find treadels.
    I did plaited twills for Interweave's 8 Shaft book, so you have my full sympathy!

  2. Yeah.... but it's going to be worth it when you are done.

  3. Charleen, you must hang in there. I need you for inspiration when I get up enough nerve to tackle my first weaving project :-)