So ... how do we pronounce it properly?

I've never heard anyone say it, and so (in my head) I've been saying it either tack-eh-TAY or TACK-eh-tay.  However, I've never been lucky with my pronunciation guesses -- can someone please correct me?

Thanks!

-- Constance

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I just did a seminar with Bonnie Inouye at ANWG and she mentioned Tack- eh - tay several times.  Taquete is a weave that really excites me, especially when it's turned to make it a one shuttle weave. 

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you got me.

the "French origin" contingent say "tak-tay"

the Spanish gang say "ta kay TAY"

 

the only definition for the word I can find in the French language refers to a particular staccato "attack" dynamic in performing a ballet step.

it could be an out-of-use and/or regional word for "tied" or "tacked down"

ongoing research!!!!

Nancy C

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Taquete, written with a ' over the last e, is pronounced Tack-eh-TAY.  For a really good description, read John Becker's "Pattern and Loom", the chapter on Weft-faced compound tabby.  Taquete is a two warp, compound weft system which weaves a weft faced cloth.  One warp weaves the tie-down threads and the other controls the placement of pattern.  The two wefts are required to weave a cohesive cloth......two picks make up one "lat" or row of weaving.  Both picks are required to create cloth, hence the use of the word compuound wefts.  More info on that in Irene Emery's "Primary Structure of Fabrics".    Hope that helps a little....

 

 

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I did a workshop with Robyn Spady, it was excellent, and taquete was one of the weave structures we learned. I bought an 8 harness loom so I could use it in my weaving and forgot about it completely until I saw this group. Thanks for starting it, now I will go back to making something. Is there a draft you can post and share that shows how to turn the draft and only use one shuttle? Probably that should be a different thread in the group. Claudia, Weavolution co-founder
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Starting a "turned" thread......I don't do this one, myself, but, apparently a number of folks do like to weave these, so let's go for it!

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I just did a seminar with Bonnie Inouye at ANWG and she mentioned Tack- eh - tay several times.  Taquete is a weave that really excites me, especially when it's turned to make it a one shuttle weave. 

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you got me.

the "French origin" contingent say "tak-tay"

the Spanish gang say "ta kay TAY"

 

the only definition for the word I can find in the French language refers to a particular staccato "attack" dynamic in performing a ballet step.

it could be an out-of-use and/or regional word for "tied" or "tacked down"

ongoing research!!!!

Nancy C

Permalink

Taquete, written with a ' over the last e, is pronounced Tack-eh-TAY.  For a really good description, read John Becker's "Pattern and Loom", the chapter on Weft-faced compound tabby.  Taquete is a two warp, compound weft system which weaves a weft faced cloth.  One warp weaves the tie-down threads and the other controls the placement of pattern.  The two wefts are required to weave a cohesive cloth......two picks make up one "lat" or row of weaving.  Both picks are required to create cloth, hence the use of the word compuound wefts.  More info on that in Irene Emery's "Primary Structure of Fabrics".    Hope that helps a little....

 

 

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I did a workshop with Robyn Spady, it was excellent, and taquete was one of the weave structures we learned. I bought an 8 harness loom so I could use it in my weaving and forgot about it completely until I saw this group. Thanks for starting it, now I will go back to making something. Is there a draft you can post and share that shows how to turn the draft and only use one shuttle? Probably that should be a different thread in the group. Claudia, Weavolution co-founder
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Starting a "turned" thread......I don't do this one, myself, but, apparently a number of folks do like to weave these, so let's go for it!

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