Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Thread The Loom

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THREAD THE LOOM (J4x32) 4C set W. Ernst Eder Martello Tower 4

1- 8 All set, 1M and 3M cast down 1 place while 2L and 4L cast up 1 place into middle, 1M+2L also 3M+4L turn RH
9-16 2L+4L+1M+3M dance reel of 4 in middle ending with 2L in 1st place 1M in 2nd place, 4L in 3rd place, 3M in 4th place, all on wrong sides
17-24 1L+2M also 3L+4M turn RH 1½ times to change places, 2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H round to left
25-32 1s+4s (centre couples) dance ½ R&L while 2s and 3s set and cross RH, 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance RH across

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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A loom is a device used to weave cloth.
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