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M's and O's 3 panel bedspread - 'Blooming Leaf'

ReedGuy's picture
Tie-up and threading key
Project Status: 
Project Date: 
Fri, 03/10/2017 - Tue, 03/28/2017
Number of Shafts: 
Number of Treadles: 
20.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
12.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
36.00 in
Finished Length: 
100.00 in
Finished Width: 
96.00 in

Finished a 3 panel bed spread in M's and O's weave structure. One panel did not match as well as the other 2, but on the bed it is not even noticeable. The joins help in that to. I think it is the best bedspread I have ever woven even if the panels are not perfectly matched. Of course the goal is to match them as well as possible. But as far as design, texture and feel of the cloth, it's a winner. I like this structure a lot, and so simple. I believe it only shrunk 10 % each way, which was quite amazing with those pattern floats. It's huge on my little twin sized bed. Laughing

Included here is a photo of my threading key I developed that I use for 4 blocks of M's and O's on 8 shafts. There is a true plain weave selvedge. The tie-up here is for any 4 shaft profile that uses a 2/2 tie-up, such as overshot and twills using such. This is an old familiar overshot motif known as 'Blooming Leaf', others may call it 'Star of Bethlehem'.



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Sue in VT's picture
Joined: 06/17/2013

Love the historic look of blooming leaf. Your 3 panel is elegant and simply lovely. I'm encouraged to hear you say you're happy even though the match- up isn't exact on one seam, and that it's not noticeable.

Was this woven as one very long warp?

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ReedGuy's picture
Joined: 01/13/2012
Yes 12 yards, 36" wide. I

Yes 12 yards, 36" wide. I didn't need the last yard, but never know about take-up loss when weaving. :D

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