This is the first multiple tabby sampling that's on the loom....
I took the three tabby units,
and simply threaded them one after the other. I repeated each unit five times so that each threading block has 20 warp ends. With multiple tabby threading, only one block weaves plain weave at a time. The plain weave block shifts in a diagonal fashion when the treadling is changed. I think you can make this out in the above photo if you look closely. I'll give the details of this draft in my next weaving post.
Of course, I can't help but compare this to M's & O's. The most obvious thing is the number of warp ends skipped when the blocks are weaving the pattern (instead of plain weave.) The close-up on the left shows that in the multiple tabby system, two warp ends are skipped at a time. In M's and O's, three warp ends are skipped.
Those skips in some way remind me of Summer & Winter, though not a lot. I will be curious to see what this looks like once it's off the loom and washed.
Posted 14 march 2008 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com
Multiple Tabby Weaves
Multiple Tabby Sampler Off the Loom