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Threading Direction | by Ragnvaeig
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Threading Direction

Once one end of the warp is secured in a knot, and the other pulled to create tension in the warp (however you want to accomplish this--I use a backstrap technique), you can start worrying about the direction in which the threads come through the cards.


Often, these threading directions are referred to, respectively, S and Z threading. I find these terms counterintuitive, so I don't use them, but many find them helpful.


When the "S" tablet is turned 90º toward the weaver, it creates a stitch that bends to the left. Correspondingly, when the "Z" tablet is also turned a quarter-turn toward the weaver, it will create a stitch that bends to the right.

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Taken on October 9, 2007