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.
As you look at the pattern, the top two rows represent the warping diagram. Top row, heddled threads, bottom row unheddled threads. Below it is a drawdown, which shows you how the pattern will look when woven. Along the left side of the main pattern the warping diagram is shown again in a block format if that's easier for you to read. If you give the design a quarter turn to the right, the block draft will be across the page and you can read it left to right. Upper row, heddled threads, lower row unheddled threads. The white blocks in between the pattern threads are just space to allow you to see each thread in the pattern more easily. They are just space and don't represent warp threads.
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."