Some Taquete resources

Hoping to get things started here - a repeat of my post on the group form:

 

I am the chairperson of the Complex Weavers Tied Weave Study group, and many of our members study Taquete. Taquete, also called Weft Compound Tabby, S&W polychrome without tabbies, Double Binding Technique, and many other names, is a weft faced weave that relies on color rotation and contrast to develop pattern. Once understood, there is a tremendous amount of design freedom for the weaver. If you are a member of Complex Weavers, you have access to the past 8 years of study group notebooks, and you will find some good info about Taquete. John Becker's "Pattern and Loom" has an excellent description as well. (Book available for loan to CW members). Lillian's disc is an excellent beginning lesson. Most weaving texts have information about Summer and Winter, which, imho, really ought to be called Single Two Tie Unit weave, and where there is info about S&W, there is info about S&W Polychrome without tabbies, which is taquete. Weavers Magazine has many articles on Taquete.

Comments

Posted on Tue, 06/16/2009 - 19:13

thanks, Sue...this IS Sue Butler, right?

I really didn't "get" the taqueté until I had worked my way through S&W.   Also, I have some learning disabilities and really DIDN'T "get it" until I had Lillian hanging over my shoulder.  I have a lot of problems with written instructions.  But, I forge ahead and generally get stuff in my own roundabout way.

BUT, I would recommend signing up for Lillian's workshop at Convergence!  She's a fabulous teacher as well as gifted craftsperson and it was a delight to get to know her in Texas.  You will learn everything you need to at her workshops!!!!

Nancy C.

Posted on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 15:22

Hi Nancy.....Lillian is a great teacher!!  Glad you got to take a class with her!!

And yes, it is Su  (no e at the end)........<g>

Posted on Tue, 06/23/2009 - 11:45

I am pretty excited right now about my current piece.  I am making some liturgical stoles with lettering on them.  At the moment, I am planning to do them in silk, but am doing the preliminary sampling in tencel.

The finished hand of the tencel, though, and its easier care is making me think that I might use it for the final product.

Anyway, the first samples have been all I hoped they'd be with only a few changes to the draft.   I'm using 20 shafts on my 24/24 WDL.

Nancy

Posted on Tue, 06/16/2009 - 19:13

thanks, Sue...this IS Sue Butler, right?

I really didn't "get" the taqueté until I had worked my way through S&W.   Also, I have some learning disabilities and really DIDN'T "get it" until I had Lillian hanging over my shoulder.  I have a lot of problems with written instructions.  But, I forge ahead and generally get stuff in my own roundabout way.

BUT, I would recommend signing up for Lillian's workshop at Convergence!  She's a fabulous teacher as well as gifted craftsperson and it was a delight to get to know her in Texas.  You will learn everything you need to at her workshops!!!!

Nancy C.

Posted on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 15:22

Hi Nancy.....Lillian is a great teacher!!  Glad you got to take a class with her!!

And yes, it is Su  (no e at the end)........<g>

Posted on Tue, 06/23/2009 - 11:45

I am pretty excited right now about my current piece.  I am making some liturgical stoles with lettering on them.  At the moment, I am planning to do them in silk, but am doing the preliminary sampling in tencel.

The finished hand of the tencel, though, and its easier care is making me think that I might use it for the final product.

Anyway, the first samples have been all I hoped they'd be with only a few changes to the draft.   I'm using 20 shafts on my 24/24 WDL.

Nancy

Posted on Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:44

<p><img alt="" height="771" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20side%20one_0.jpg" width="1479" /><img alt="" height="787" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20side%20two_0.jpg" width="1443" /><img alt="" height="1064" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20close-up_0.jpg" width="1600" /></p><p>This is my first post and I am not sure how to go about it but hope I get it right. I hope someone can tell me, from the three photos I have posted, if this textile is woven in taquete. I think it is double faced as each side looks almost the same except for a reversal of the colors. There are two warp sets, a white patterning warp and a thin, black, binding warp and I think three continuous, supplementary wefts in three colors. The textile looks like a tribal weaving with patterns that make me think of African Berber or Igbo textiles but I can&#39;t find any examples woven in taquete so where this textile was produced remains a mystery. Does anyone know of an ethnic group anywhere in the world that uses taquete and weaves patterns like those in this textile? Any information or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and now lets see if I can get this posted.</p>

Posted on Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:54

<p><img alt="" height="771" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20side%20one_1.jpg" width="1479" /><img alt="" height="787" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20side%20two_1.jpg" width="1443" /><img alt="" height="1064" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20close-up_1.jpg" width="1600" /><img alt="" height="1064" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20close-up_1.jpg" width="1600" /><img alt="" height="1064" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20close-up_1.jpg" width="1600" />I don&#39;t see any photos in the above post so must have done something wrong. Trying again. Perhaps I have to write the comment first then add the photos.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" height="771" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20side%20one_1.jpg" width="1479" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" height="787" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20side%20two_1.jpg" width="1443" /></p><p><img alt="" height="1064" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20close-up_1.jpg" width="1600" /></p>

Posted on Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:04

<p><img alt="" height="771" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20side%20one_2.jpg" width="1479" /><img alt="" height="787" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20side%20two_2.jpg" width="1443" /><img alt="" height="1064" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20close-up_2.jpg" width="1600" /><img alt="" height="771" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20side%20one_2.jpg" width="1479" /><img alt="" height="787" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20side%20two_2.jpg" width="1443" /><img alt="" height="1064" src="/sites/default/files/double%20faced%20taquete%20close-up_2.jpg" width="1600" /></p>

Posted on Mon, 01/27/2020 - 21:02

See if you can PM me with the photos.  I have been able to post photos here, maybe I can add yours.