Woven structures with one warp and one weft set and 3 effects.
Damask structures are simple structures, woven with one warp set and one weft set.
Once in a weaver’s life you must try a Lam –pasette (atlas satin).
On the draw loom a set up with a warp step of: 4 threads. The weft set is: 2 wefts and a multiple of the 2 wefts. The letter N in the tie-up = warp down.
Back to the fabrics woven with 3 effects on a draw loom.
Fig. 3 By courtesy: Frans Hals Museum Haarlem NL ©
By designing the weave gamut, you can easily see what the warp is doing with the weft on the draw loom .
-The fabric is woven with one warp set and one weft set.!-The warp step in the draw harness has to have 2 threads. If not the hopsack 2/2 (red in the design), and the glimmering effect (blue in the design) can- not be created. Take care that the hopsack is well integrated in the satin and not beneath the satin.
In the next article I will treat real damask with several effects (3) with the bindings: tabby, hopsack and satin 8! The montage of the draw loom will be the same as shows here. If your draw loom has not enough draw buttons/ samples by making this sheep (minimum 100 grids with a warp step of 2 threads. ) inspire you by the geometric elements visible on the original sample. (Fig. 3)
The 3-effect “damask” is for a fowling article. Keep the same set-up of the loom, a warp step of 2 threads and a threading on 8 shafts for the satin 8.
Figure 7: The sheep as woven by Laura D. satin 8 in the warp and weft effect