Twill rug with tabby tiedowns for stability

By debmcclintock, 2 November, 2010
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<p><div style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: #f4f4f4; font: normal normal normal 13px/160% Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><p style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font: normal normal normal 13px/160% Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif;">will be back to add details, addressing pendleton tiedown questions</p><p style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font: normal normal normal 13px/160% Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif;">basically, the cut selvedge from Pendleton needs a tiedown, I've traditionally used my warp material as the tie down.</p><p style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font: normal normal normal 13px/160% Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The blue is the fluff</p><p style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font: normal normal normal 13px/160% Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The red is the warp material tiedown</p></div></p>

Number of Shafts
4
Number of Treadles
6
This Draft is from
mydesign

Comments5

La Lasko (not verified)

11 years 10 months ago

Thanks for your response and assistance, Deb. I do appreciate your help. Sorry it's taken me awhile to get back to this. I'm capable of reading your draft. My question is in regards to the fluff. Because of the poor construction of the upholstery remnants; as you can view in my previous photo, shall I take individual pieces of the remnant from the sewn factory stitching, (ie.  3" pieces of colored upholstery) and individually place each 3" upholstery piece into the warp and then beat rather than throwing the wound weft in the shuttle stick ? This would allow me to have the fluff affect, however, it's also very time consuming. Thanks for your time, Leslie

debmcclintock

11 years 10 months ago

No!  Don't take the time to do pluck those little pieces!  Use it in the form that it is in and lay that piece into the shed.  In other words, throw the shuttle across and arch the weft across.  Lightly pull the individual fluff up thru your warp thread while the shed is open.  Close shed and beat.  Throw a tabby thread or twill thread to tie it down and go to the next shed!  With these mill ends you need to lose the concept of throwing a shuttle quickly back and forth.  A bit of time between each throw setting up your weft will pay off in a stronger rug!  That binder thread will help hold the fluff in place when you wash your rug.

La Lasko (not verified)

11 years 10 months ago

for your advice and wisdom. I'll learn much from this rug, surely.

Best wishes !

Claudia Segal (not verified)

11 years 2 months ago

I have Pendleton selvedges too and am very interested in the above draft.  Is this a 5 shaft twill, am I reading it correctly?  If the blue represents the fluff and not treadling then it appears you are treadling shaft 3 by itself then shafts one and five together.  Do you then use PW treadling in between for the tie down?  I think I'm missing something here.

Thanks for any assistance.

Claudia

ruthmacgregor (not verified)

11 years 2 months ago

Claudia, the image shown at the top of the page has been truncated, but everything's there if you click on it to make it open in its own window.  The draft makes a lot more sense when you can see the whole thing!

Ruth