Tying up a pattern on the David Loom
As a relatively new weaver, who has just moved from a Louet Hand-Loom to a Louet David how would you tie-up the following draft for a twill. Working from left to right in the tie-up box, I would put a tie-cord on 1 and 2, then 2 and 3, then 3 and 4, and finally 4 and 1. Have I got it right or does it need to be reversed and if so to what?
The David is a sinking shed loom. The Klik is a rising shed loom. If your pattern is for a rising shed loom (and most of the new patterns are) then you will tie-up the empty boxes in the your tie-up box. For instance, 12,23,34,14 would be tied up 34,14,12,23….it is the exact opposite for a sinking shed loom. However, if you don’t do this there really won’t be a problem because your fabric will just be upside down. Turn it over off the loom and voila…..it is perfect.