Not Enough Treadles for the Tie-Up

Recently, I received an email with a question about reading tie-ups, specifically referencing a page in the The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory  by Anne Dixon. If you look to pages 38 and 39 of this book (and elsewhere, this is just specifically mentioned in my email) the threading of the pattern looks simple enough. With most four harness patterns there are six treadles that are used. Two for the tabby and four for the twill patterning. In these drafts however there are 12-14 treadles being used. I also had that same surge of panic when I looked at those black blocks in Continue Reading…