Treading -Anne Dixon vs Jane

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    • #134987
      Keri Campbell
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        okay, I feel particularly silly putting this out there…however….I have just rewatched Jane’s lovely and simple video about reading drafts. In it, she says to read the treading from top down.Now, I have Anne Dixon’s very helpful book, the Handwraver’s Pattern Directory, and it seems to tell me to read it from the bottom up, and once I get to the top, if there is a little curly black arrow, repeat.

        I just want to know if I am understanding that correctly, as, it would seem that I did do just that, however my pattern did not seem to be anything like it showed in the book.

        (Insert big *sigh* here)

      • #134988
        Jacqueline
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          Hi Keri,  Anne Dixon’s Book the drafts are read from bottom up –  although I hadn’t realised this for 2 years when a friend pointed it out to me🥴.  I follow Jane’s advice when making my own drafts, but you need to be flexible and check what method authors have used.  Top down or bottom up!  It’s not right and it’s not wrong – just different.  X

        • #135049
          Keri Campbell
          Participant

            Jacqueline! Thank you! Classic over-thinking, I am sure, so thank you for taking the time to clear that up.

            🙂

          • #135050
            kathleen ready
            Participant

              Yes, Jacqueline is right, and in the Swedish world of weaving the drafts are flipped so that the threading is at the bottom. Oh I forgot to say the black squares in the tie up indicate a sinking shed.

              If your pattern doesn’t look like the picture, it could also be the tie up. In Dixon the black squares are for rising sheds. Have a look at your cloth on the underside and you may see the pattern you are seeking.

            • #135059
              Keri Campbell
              Participant

                Kathleen, thank you! I will take a look at the other side. I am glad you mentioned that about the Swedish drafts as well, I have been looking and some patterns online, so that is excellent info to have!

                to be honest, i have just had the treadles tied to one shaft each so if two go up, I am pressing the two treadles needed. I will need to try actually tying up properly😬🙄…..

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