Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Simple Two-Color Patterns

This post pays tribute to simplicity. A good combination of two colors can create a simple but satisfying piece. Below are a few of my favorite ways to use only two colors in a plain weave design. You'll find the pattern chart below each one. If you use any of these to weave a piece yourself, I'd love to see the results.
Send a link or a photo to me at Play@WeaverGuitarStraps.com.

FOR SIMPLICITY OF USE, CONSIDER THE TOP ROW TO BE HEDDLED THREADS AND THE BOTTOM ROW TO BE OPEN THREADS ON ALL OF THE DRAFTS. 















15 comments:

  1. Love the green and yellow. I am looking for a pattern for Swedish colors, blue and yellow. This would work, I think.

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  2. Just learning. Do u just use one color on the shuttle?

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    1. Robin. The shuttle holds the weft yarn, which doesn't show except a tiny bit where it comes out the end of the row and turns into the next. Inkle weaving is warp-faced, no weft showing. I usually use the same color for weft as I do for the warp in the border areas; this way it is not noticeable at all. You can use a contrasting color which will then just show a tiny spot of the weft color along the edge. I hope that helps.

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  3. la urdimbre , es el gráfico? en ese orden debo poner los hilos en la urdimbre?

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    1. Sí. en este tipo de tejido, sólo la urdimbre puede ser visto.
      Utilice un solo color para la trama que no se verá. Empuje la urdimbre juntos para que cada toca la siguiente. Espero que entienda usted mis instrucciones. Yo no hablo bien español.

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  4. Beautiful designs, I will weave them :)
    Regards Aśka:)

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  5. I like the green and yellow ... if I make the "green" purple and the "yellow" gold, it should fit for a Vikings football fan, don't you think? Thank you for sharing!

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  6. I can't seem to find any books on beginning Inkle weaving. I found the Inkle Pattern Directory, but that was it. No stores here to help and no classes offered either. Any suggestions? Please.... Thank you

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    1. If you want a book in print, I recommend Helene Bress' Inkle Weaving which you can purchase by following the link in my side bar to the Woolery.
      If you can learn from online tutorials, please check the links on my resources page. There should be plenty of material there to help you get started. Best of luck! Annie

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  7. I just was gifted with an acoustic guitar from my daughter. It does have a place to attach a strap at the bottom, but I don't see a way to attach the other end on the guitar body or the neck. Can you help me figure out how I would attach a strap? Love to make one, but can't justify the hardware if it won't work for my guitar! Thank you!

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    1. Hi! Sorry that I didn't see your comment until now! There are two options for attaching the strap at the neck end. 1)Go to your local music store and see about purchasing a button and having it installed on the body near the neck. 2)Use a string or lace to tie through the hole on the leather tab of the strap and then around the head of the guitar underneath the strings. ~Annie

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  8. And I just made the green and yellow with black and gold/yellow. Looks awesome.

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