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?


Dianne said...

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

Meg said...

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.

Beryl Moody said...

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

Meg said...

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.