REP WEAVE CLASS - OCAC..
Ed Thomas working on the 20-shaft Macomber loom at Oregon College of Art and Craft.
Rep Weaver - Ed Thomas - Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland Oregon - Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Green and black ribs formed by the alternation of thick and thin picks of weft, the characteristic of rep weave.
Rayon stripes of warp in the pattern colorway of this rep weave project.
The thick weft is a black interlaced cord with the inner core removed.
Grey, copper and black ribs formed by the alternation of thick and thin picks of weft, the characteristic of rep weave.
For his rep weave project, Ed Thomas designed a houndstooth wallhanging requiring twenty shafts. Treadling is the challenge. Using two feet, he lifts ten shafts at one time.
He discovered that one treadle, which controls five shafts, was common to five other differing treadles. He calls this treadle the "super pedal". There are four super pedals combined with another twenty treadles for a total of 24 treadles needed for the project.