Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Right or Left?

So, the results.
As you know I didn't learn weaving from a live human being per se; I taught myself from books, and a few then-Majordomo list members helped me. No YouTube back then. I just did what came natural to me; I'm right handed, so I start from the right. But I found this an interesting question to ask, as we never seem to talk about it; do we all assume others do the same as us, or because it doesn't matter one way or another? Any thoughts?

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  1. Interesting! It does seem easier to just start from the side of your dominant hand. But it's interesting that substantial numbers of weavers start on the opposite side.

    I learned from books too. The big artifact of that is that I number my treadles the opposite of most other people I know. Not a problem, except in round robin workshops where my loom feels backwards to everyone else.


  2. I know, 20-25%, both camps.

    I had a similar experience like that when I inherited a table loom - I can't remember how it went, but it took a while to get used to it.

  3. I frequently start from the left because I designate 1 and 2 or 1 and 6 as my tabby treadles. Left treadle, left hand; right treadle, right hand.

    Kaaren Krueg


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