Re: Marla, they don't always cross ....

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Posted by Marla Mallett on January 03, 1999 at 14:09:05:

In Reply to: Marla, they don't always cross .... posted by Daniel Deschuyteneer on January 02, 1999 at 14:35:55:

: Dear Marla,

: I have noticed that the "crossed wefts between sheds" not always cross but stay in the same shed.

: Sometimes they only jump over the two warps at the front and the back of the rug.

: How do you explain this feature?

: Here are two pictures showing this feature.


In your picture with the 3 weft floats marked, my guess is that each of these floats actually crosses 3 warps, not 2. Could you please look again? It looks to me like an error where one warp was not consistently raised by its heddle. (These wool warp yarns can easily stick together.) This occurs commonly, and is not a sign of crossed wefts, though the two kinds of details are very easily confused. Another clue: crossed wefts are normally scattered about, not lined up vertically.


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