Incorporate two patterns

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mynxt wrote
on 15 Feb 2012 5:25 AM


Very new to weaving and working on my first piece and can't find instructions on how to warp two different patterns on the loom. I want to make a scarf that has a plain border on each side with a pattern in the middle. Say plain weave and then a twill, horizontal bell celtic. What I am not understanding is how to warp them. Specifically which number shaft/heddle to thread them through. I get the plain, but not sure with the twill because they use different shaft movements. I was told that you thread them on the shafts instead of moving the shafts levers and I can find drafts that incorporate two patterns, but nothing to explain how to do them from scratch.

I hope that all makes sense and someone can help.

Thanks Amanda

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mynxt wrote
on 15 Feb 2012 3:34 PM

Sorry I forgot to mention I am using a 4 shaft loom.

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King Hatter wrote
on 2 Sep 2013 3:05 AM

How many treddles do you have?

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ReedGuy wrote
on 8 Oct 2013 4:06 AM

The trouble with mixing a twill with plain weave is the difference in take-up when woven. A twill is a tighter weave. So something like the draft below with a Batavia twill and basket weave will have the same take-up. The draft shows a basket weave edge.


I got this tip from Laura Fry who is an experienced weaver and blogger.

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