Teanaustaye Studio - Lectures and Seminars - All Tied Up!

The tie-up quadrant of a draft is a powerful design tool. It is the most important part of the draft and yet is seldom considered as a design area. For straight threadings, it is usually based on a diagonal line. However, by dividing an 8 shaft tie-up into 4 quadrants, a huge number of combinations of weave structures become possible on the surface of the cloth. You can weave anything from twill to tricot, from waffle to Summer and Winter, M’s and O’s to double weaves, all on one warp with slight changes to the tie-up. Emphasis is placed on freeing your tie-up from its fetters and boundaries by understanding how the tie-up and its component sections work.
And you only need to thread once!