Taquete Binding

Submitted by Jahanara on Fri, 07/30/2021 - 21:07

Today I wound my next warp and cut off my damask sampling warp. I am setting up , my drawloom to learn taquete. I know most weavers use standard looms for this now, but I will be basing my taquete on historical examples, which are believed to have been woven on a drawloom. Plus, all the designs I plan to userequire more shafts than I have on any other loom.

In preparing my initial warp, I have read the section on Taquete in Tabby to Taquete by Nancy Hoskins, and Pattern and Loom by David Becker. These books discuss different binding mehtods. Hoskins uses A1, A2, B1, and B2, each being shaft 1 or 2 plus all the pattern shafts for "block" A or B. Whereas Becker says taquete is woven using a binding warp and main/pattern warp, where the binding warp are the only warp threads used in the tabby treadling.

I plan to sample using both methods, but would be interested in hearing thoughts of other weavers.