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“Flowery” Draft

June 7th 2011 in Drafts

Here’s the first in what I hope to be a regular feature — drafts.  Some I will have made, others I’ll attribute to a source.

This is a 4 shaft design which, since every other shot is a tabby shot, could be woven as an overshot pattern.  The longest float is 5 in the weft, which is why it might be a good candidate for overshot. WIF

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This pattern is based on an example on p. 150 of Ancient Danish Textiles from Bogs and Burials, by Margrethe Hald. [openbook booknumber="OLID:OL3096673M" templatenumber="1"]

It has been translated from 4 shafts to 3, resulting in a 2/1 broken twill as opposed to the original 2/2.

Why 3 shaft? 3 shafts are still easily accomplished on a rigid heddle […]

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These were dyed by Althea and I on 2011-06-07:

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