These samples differ somewhat from my first experience with summer & winter because of my loom. The treadling patterns are the same, but now I am able to experiment with more blocks because I have more shafts.
All of these were threaded for a 3-block summer & winter on five shafts. For each sample I tried a different treadling, as you can see.
This sample alternates the pattern sheds in a 1 - 2 - 1 - 2 sequence.
This one treadles the pattern sheds in a 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 order.
This is a 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 treadling sequence.
This one treadles only one pattern shed per block, 1 - 1 - 1 - 1.
The other thing that has been different has been the skeleton tie-up. It has meant having to use both feet for the pattern sheds, so I was slow at first. I did gain some speed as I became more comfortable with the treadling.
One thing I figured out was that it would be easier to keep track of the treadling sequence if I had tied up both the tabby and tie-down shafts on one side, so that instead of this .......
.... the treadles were tied like this ......
The alternating pattern & tabby treadling alternates both feet with one foot. With the second tie-up, I could leave my right foot on the pattern shed, and use the left to alternate between the tabbies and tie-down shafts. It would be easier to keep track of the pattern treadle that way!
If you're like me, then that probably didn't make sense, but it will if you ever have to do it! In the end, experience really is the best teacher; for my next S&W warp, I'm definitely going to change the tie-up.
Posted 29 Oct. 2008 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com
Summer & Winter: 1st Dishtowels
Summer & Winter: Treadling
S&W Samples 2: Tabby Treadling Order
Skeleton Tie-Ups for Countermarche Looms