Rep Weaver - Ed Thomas - Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland Oregon -
Fall 2012-Winter 2013
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.