Saturday, June 30, 2007

Let's Try This Again

Regarding the two drafts that looked similar in the threading, tie-up and treadling, but were not the same in structure, I was trying to follow what Rose told me in her comments, but I thought I was going to go blind staring at the two drafts. As if she was standing behind me, she recommended I take out the color effect out of the drafts, and now I see that the structures are not identical.

This is the 7-shaft Corkscrew example.

This is the 8-shaft Shadow Weave example.

I'm not sure where I am with the definition of Corkscrew, but at least I got these two sorted, and I think the bottom one is, ummmmm, not a Corkscrew. Don't I, Rose?

4 comments:

  1. And now I understand where the 2,1,1,1,1,1 comes from.

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  2. Yeah, we can see it clearly, can't we. And the color-and-weave effect is really another world that one could explore in several lifetime, I think... About two years ago I borrowed this huge book on C-a-W that's no longer in publication, and all I could do was be mesmerized by them - and the variety of things you could do with the same weave, too.

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  3. Also, if you have identical threading and treadling, but the tie up is different, you will have a different structure.

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  4. Yeah, I know that. In fact, we had great fun when Bonnie Inouye instructed to play with the tie-up, (with threading and treadling remaining the same.)

    I hadn't realized, though, that with similar (at least that's how they look to me) everything else but the number of shafts being different by one, the weave structure would be different. I never varied the number of shafts to see what difference that would make as I thought, for a given project, the number of shafts used is a given - only the tie-up and treadling, or the lift plan.

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