Can You Turn an Overshot Draft?
Madelyn is preparing to film her next exciting weaving video this week so we're pulling a classic from the archives for this week's Ask Madelyn. Originally published September 29, 2010, this Ask Madelyn also offers a hint about the subject of her next video!
I am planning to do a turned (warp-way) overshot project and I am following a pattern. Is it possible to turn any overshot pattern into its turned version should I want to, and if so, how?
Yes, you can turn any overshot draft (you can turn ANY draft). You simply rotate the draft ninety degrees so that the threading becomes the treadling and the treadling the threading. The former number of treadles therefore becomes the number of shafts and vice versa. You also have to reverse the numbers in the tie-up. That is, in the new draft, any shaft that was raised in the original draft goes down and vice versa.
I hope this answers your question!