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Let me guess the one burning question that has been keeping you up at night – how many treadles do you need?

No, that’s not the question that feeds your insomnia? Fair enough. But I can imagine that at some point in your weaving career, you will bump up against a weaving draft that calls for more treadles than you currently have. And what do you do then?

Well, I’m tackling this hard-hitting issue in today’s episode of A Handwoven Experience! And the answer may surprise you! (Or maybe not, if you’re up half the night chewing on it!) Please enjoy episode 133, “How many treadles do you need?”

Show Notes –

Tim’s Treadle Reducer – I found a fun tool from Earlham College that computes a way to simplify your tie-ups when a draft calls for more treadles than what you have on your loom. It’s a cool system that will help you think through the solution I spoke of in today’s video. Click here to give it a try! 

Support episodes – In this week’s episode, I tied together a number of different topics. If you aren’t familiar with treadles and/or weaving drafts, I have some prior episodes to give you a good base so you can be on the same page! Here they are –

Ep 35, “Treadles & Tie-Ups”

Ep 49, “Reading a Weaving Draft”

Ep 73, “Direct Tie-Ups”

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