Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Free Interactive Inkle Patterns

Well, it turns out that there's much more to this book project than I realized. I'm very grateful to my friend and book designer, April Jouse, for helping me organize all of the information in a consistent and nice-looking format. It has required many re-do's and I would have given up many times, except that I really believe in the information that I have to share.

The book will be fun to use because the 200 patterns which I've charted will be interactive. They were created using the Band Weaving Pattern Editor and each one comes with a link for you to use. Open it using the Pattern Editor and create your own version by changing colors, making it wider, making it narrower, etc. Or use it as it is. Save and print it for reference. I've added some sample patterns to this post. They will not be in the book, but will give you an idea of what to expect.

Pattern Editor creator, Jeff Bigot, keeps adding new and exciting functions!  Here's the link to the site: http://www.raktres.net/seizenn/loom_weaving_editor.html
You can now chart pickup patterns in several different techniques.
You can register as a user and save your patterns to a gallery, either your own private one, or a public one. See what others have created! AND you don't have to rely on internet service to use the tool.  Download it to your computer! (Edit: See instructions at the end of this post.)

If you find this to be as exciting as I do, please consider supporting Jeff''s efforts by leaving him a Tip! You can do that here: https://en.tipeee.com/raktres?utm_source=widget&utm_medium=tipbox&utm_campaign=Raktres

I made the following patterns this morning.
Below each one is a link with it's short code. I've made this into a live link so that you can use it to pull up the pattern on the website.

If you give this a try, please let me know what you think!






To download the program to your computer: with the web page open, right click at the top of the page. Then select "Save As". When the menu appears so that you can choose where and how to save it, choose "Save as type:" "Webpage, Complete."

4 comments:

  1. How do i save the program to use offline?

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    1. Hi, Liz. with the Inkle Loom Pattern Editor open, I did a right click with my mouse at the top of the page. Then clicked on "Save As" when the menu appeared to choose where and how to save it there was a choice at the bottom of the window, I selected "Save as type" "Webpage, Complete". I'm delighted and amazed that this is possible! What an awesome free tool! I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do. ~Annie

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  2. Are there detailed instructions on how to use the loom pattern editor? I'd like to use the Baltic pick up feature but I can't figure out how it works.

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    1. Nora, if you look at the tabs along the top of the webpage there is one called "Documentation" which describes how to use the Pattern Editor. Jeff also writes blog articles giving information about new things when he adds them. This article is about using the pickup functions. http://www.raktres.net/blog/2018/08/15/pickup-interface/#more-254 Annie

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