I was weaving merrily along on these cotton dishtowels, enjoying the extended twill pattern that was making a nice thick diagonal texture on the fabric, when I noticed:
|treadling error in an extended twill weaving structure|
Anyway, this was a treadling mistake, and the only way to fix it is to unweave. Since I'd woven so far past the mistake, unweaving with the shuttle and treadles--basically reversing every press of a treadle and throw of the shuttle--would be very tedious. I decided to cut out the woven wefts back to the point where I'd made the mistake.
This takes three things: nerve, a steady hand, and very sharp, pointed scissors.
|cutting out the weft in small sections|
|All the weft has been pulled out, except for one or two loose ends.|
|Fabric re-woven, without treadling error|