Catalogne Installment #2




Above are three images of the original pattern involved in this translation.
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Three catalognes for the bed, pattern with large checks

#A-M-4

The second image shows the tie up at top. One treadle is tied of shafts 2 and 4 and another treadle to 1 and 3. The treadling is shown beneath that, as alternating from the 1/3 treadle to the 2/4 treadle.
Threading is shown in the third image.  Thread heddles in shafts 1,2, 3 and 4 repeatedly across the desired width.
Reed: 12 dents per inch. 2 threads per dent.
Warp: cotton 2/16
Weft: rag strips

Pattern #1
Warp sequence: 120 threads pale green
24 threads white
120 threads medium rose
24 threads white.
Repeat to get the size you want.

Weft: rags pale green
Rags white
Rags pale rose.
Weave in a manner to form checks.

Pattern #2
Warp sequence: 144 threads yellow
24 threads white.
Repeat to get the size you want.

Weft: rags yellow
Rags white.
Weave in a manner to form checks .

Pattern #3

Warp sequence: 120 threads white
120 threads blue.
Repeat to get the size you want.

Weft: rags white
rags blue.

Weave in a manner to get checks.

Note: it is preferable for the catalogne to measure 1/2 inch.

Germaine Galerneau, director of weaving section, Ministry of Agriculture, Quebec.
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The note near the bottom is not clear. I suspect the author meant to say that the rag strips should be cut 1/2 inch wide.


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