TempoTreadle…. Get in to the rhythm of weaving – efficient, accurate and stress free! Contact us to discuss.
LoftyFiber has recently introduced TempoTreadle v2 at the Handweavers Guild of America Convergence in Milwaukee this year.
TempoTreadle is a system designed to augment your traditional floor or table loom to make your weaving process more accurate and stress free. With audible alerts, you are assured that each pick will be correctly placed.
The name, TempoTreadle, reflects the intention that a weaver’s natural rhythm not be interrupted. The tempo of treadling through the sequences should remain natural, but with the added assurance that the weaver will be warned of a treadling mistake, and need not worry about getting lost in the treadling sequence if distracted. Unlike other treadle tracking software, there is nothing to touch to advance the pick; the TempoTreadle system knows whether you pressed the correct treadles. Normally you don’t watch the display while weaving, but if you do want to check the display screen you’ll see the previous, current and next treadling sequence, pick color, what treadles are pressed (if any), pick counters and total time weaving. Other features assist in calculating the length woven, alerts for section changes, and information screens to verify tie-ups, colors used and more.
TempoTreadle is extremely useful for highly complex and long treadling sequences, but even a plain weave project can benefit from using the system. For example, if you had a warp for plain weave napkins, you may way want to set alerts when the pick count had been reach to end each napkin, or be reminded when to change colors, and when your project is finished, you can know exactly how much time you spent weaving.
If you have been interested in the benefits from a computer or compu-dobby type loom, but prefer to treadle a traditional loom, then this system should be a very nice option for you. It’s a little technology that goes a long way towards enhancing your traditional weaving to be more enjoyable and efficient.
For a PDF overview, please click TempoTreadle Introduction.