This site is a web front-end to a program for taking a weaver's tie-up
draft and attempting to find a tie-up for producing the same pattern using a
loom with fewer treadles (a skeleton tie-up). The original tie-up is assumed
to require only one treadle to be depressed at a time; the reduced tie-up
may require 2 treadles to be pressed at once.
To use the Treadle Reducer, go straight to
The Treadle Reducer
If this site helped you in any way, or if it frustrated you, I'd love to
hear from you. I know how to write for mathematicians, not for weavers. Help
me make the Treadle Reducer clearer and better.
I'd be very interested to see what tie-ups you tried to reduce, and to
hear how it worked. Did Treadle Reducer find a reduction? How long did it
If the Treadle Reducer helped you to make something, I would be thrilled to
hear from you, or to see a picture.
On anything related to this site, do feel free to
write to me.
Now go make something beautiful!
Tremewan Professor of Mathematics
Richmond, IN 47374 USA
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