Alexander Peddie, mentionned this loom still in 1814 " The Manufacturer Weaver Warpers Assistant. Glasgow, 1814. ( to download from the arizona etc. site.)
Mary Atwater (before the second World War probably . She did a lot of textile analyses in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.U.K. in the same period) published this technique with a paralell threading.
The tie-up was bases on equal twills. 2/2,3/3,4,/4 etc.
The threading : is not straight but : a pick and the contra pick. (If here are 4 shafts up the next pick had to have the other 4 shafts down.
This method is the most easy way for threading, to make the tie-op and the treading simple "comme bonjour".
Shadow weave can be classified = is classified under the ' colored patterns = effets factices / façonnés par la couleur = schijnpatronen, =farbeneffekte. like the well know Pieds de poule,or pieds de Coq( bigger feeds then the poule =chicken) Hound tooth, etc etc.but also sheep feets, les oreilles du lapin= the ears of the rabbit and what every you create and will. )
Nothing forbid you to use a block threading. with a tie-up in blocs. The treading will be straight ( with a return if wishful or a return like Powell proposed.) I suppose that that is what is called the Powell method.? To constructe the tie up You had to know :You had to analyze / you had to figure ou which block is doing what. It can be great help to discover for example "the ears of the rabbit".
I have a little problem to understand why the writer of the article about the Marian Powell method ( which is thus a block method) mentioned this advice :
(...) "You often cannot see the pattern as you are weaving. Trust your treadling! The pattern will show up after the fabric is washed"
Will that say that she wove it in one color ? or is it a slip of her pen? If you don't see the colored pattern during the weaving process , you will not seen after the washing process, But you can be sure that there is a color full problem.
P.S. with more shafts you can even make patterns in 2 color effects PLUS a thrid efect one , called in 1742 in the Frisian town Leeuwarden ' the Gros the Tour" the half of the warp rib.
See the same website under the tittle" the High lights of the Gros de Tour.
à +++ augusta UB
Le 23 juin 14 à 17:33, Marian Stubenitsky stubenitsky@...
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I also think that the parallel threadings are easier to understand and to design. I describe that method in my book, Weaving with Echo and Iris.
I think there is no visual difference. I have always found the Powell threading easier to keep track of, but I believe that Marg Coe has found the Atwater threading useful for multishaft (16 or more) parallel threadings. I believe Marg is in transit right now--on her way to CW. Perhaps she'll chime in on this issue when she has a free moment or two.