Two Pattern Color Overshot with Skeleton

Number of Treadles: 
12
Number of Shafts: 
8
Author(s): 
9953
URL: 
http://weavingforfun.blogspot.ca/2012/09
Additional Source Info: 
<p>This idea comes from a blogger named Anne from Mountain Grove, Missouri. It is a skeleton tie-up, so some connections are not tied. It works on a jack loom or a Swedish countermarche loom. You can see a few samples Anne has woven when you visit her blog. This approach is also published by others such as Margaret Coe with a different tie-up on 16 treadles and possibly the latest issue of HeddleCraft (July/Aug 2017) by Robyn Spady has a similar approach. Here I have used a miniature draft from "Weaving Designs by Bertha Gray Hayes: Miniature Overshot Patterns" to show how it looks to set up. I did one half in a full repeat, then in the second half the threading is flipped upside down. This technique uses two wefts, where one half of the threading repeat uses the pattern weft from the other to do tabby, while it weaves overshot pattern in it's own color. To get a plain weave hem area you would double treadle on 5-11, 6-12, so that your feet are on treadle 5 and treadle 11 for one pick, then 6 and 12 for the next. If you want to see more clearly that this is true over shot, make one weft the color of the warp and it would look just like any overshot draft on that side of the repeat, then reverse the colors for the other side. The only thing different is you won't be using a pattern weft double the size of the warp, you may (or not) actually do the opposite and if you want more overshot coverage you could increase the treadling picks of each block if the pattern is not coming out square. But otherwise with all the same yarns your pattern will likely be elongated somewhat unless your sett is more open, then it won't be a proportionate plain cloth for the ground. It will become weft dominant in the ground cloth. I have seen other drafts that look more like tied doubleweave or have 4-5 float lengths in the warp.</p><p>Enjoy :)</p>