So far, you may be wondering why I'm jumping up and down about the new possibilities, exposing you to fuzzy unattractive sample pics. So I thought to show you one example of what I mean by depth in the cloth.
This is a 3-block profile draft. I can lift none or all of the pattern shafts, or only 1, 2 or 3, or 1&2, 2&3, or 1&3:
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After I came home from Blenheim, I looked at half a dozen books on weave structures and a couple specifically on tied weaves, and not a whole lot talks about creating interest in the tied-down, but the latest The Best of Weaver's: Summer & Winter Plus, Page 39 has photos and a short article by David Zenakis of different tied downs. And then there is "Designing with Ties" by Nathalie Sato on pages 42-43.
Many books mentioned how a few of the named weave structures are related, but I don't recall a comprehensive-ish family tree of tied weaves. Just previous to the page mentioned above, on pages 32-38, is "An Introduction to Tied Unit Weaves and their Relatives" by Jacquie Kelly, which I found helpful as it has photos of details of some of the named weaves.
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Pat is traveling with potentially influential weaving people in two weeks. She wanted to borrow my P2P piece so she can show it on my behalf. But I'm going to see if I can rethread this warp, give it a twill tie down, and weave before she leaves. I had three weeks when she proposed it; I've wasted a whole week now.