Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February TotM - Weaving and the pick-up

To weave February's Towel of the Month, see the tie-up and treadling in the diagram.  Weave using treadling sequence "A" (treadle 1,4,2,4...) for an inch.  Then use sequence "B" (treadle 1,3,2,3...) for one inch, then another inch of "A".

Now begin the pickup sequence:

a. Weave with treadle 1.

b. Treadle #5 but do not throw a weft shot.  Use a thin pickup stick or knitting needle to pick up threads according to the heart pattern.  Pick up 4 warp threads for each black square in the pattern.

c. Push the stick/needle to the reed.  Treadle #4 and throw a weft shot.  Remove the stick/needle.  Beat.

d. Weave with treadle 2.

e. Repeat "b", picking up the same threads.

f. Repeat c.

Repeat a through f for each row in the heart pattern.  Put an inch of treadling sequence "A" between each heart.  The article shows 3 hearts before reverting to plain "A" for the center section, but you could do more hearts to your heart's content.

Weave along and get a chance to win the Towel of the Month!  You do not have to weave every month, just the towels that interest you.  If you are weaving along, please leave a comment to let us all know.  Put a link or url in the comment to a photo (on your Flickr, Picasaweb, Photobucket, your blog etc.) of your work in progress. Deadline to post you r comment is midnight GMT Feb 28, 2014.

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