Herringbone treadled Advancing twill was a complete surprise M&W treadled Advancing twill is very prettyRosepath treadled Advancing twill; this too was a surprise A very nice herringbone pattern treadled as drawn in This is Rosepath treadled Herringbone M&W treadled Point Twill Snowflake twill treadled as drawn in
This is Snowflake twill treadled as Rosepath
My overall conclusion on this gamp is that the most successful threadings are separate leg M & W and Rosepath, just about every treadling looks good with these two. After I finished the piece and did my first spot check to make sure there were no treadling errors; I machine stitched the hems. I then vigorously hand washed the gamp and laid it flat to dry. This piece was 16-1/2” wide and 41” long after it was removed from the loom. Today I started my blocking process; I have ensured that the gamp is square by measuring each block and pinning it to my Rowenta ironing board. The Rowenta is an extra wide board and it does make a difference…. Once I ensured that each block was square by pinning it into place– it now measures 15-1/2” wide and 38-3/4” long; I sprayed it with water and will let it dry before doing my first hard pressing and hand hemming. The final part of this test piece is to label each treadling and threading combination……painful, but necessary.