Pattern Drafts

Some of my posts will include warping drafts and pattern drafts and links will be listed below.
Have fun browsing! If you use any of these yourself, I'd love to see photos.
You can e-mail me at iWeaveStraps@Gmail.com.


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As the title implies, it's only about plain weave. 
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Also in my Etsy shop, you can purchase "Yarn & Pattern Packs" which have 4 skeins of Omega Sinfonia cotton yarn in coordinating colors along with a page of 12 patterns to use with them.
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PLAIN WEAVE


IN ALL WARPING DRAFTS ON THIS BLOG, CONSIDER THE TOP ROW TO BE HEDDLED THREADS AND THE BOTTOM ROW TO BE OPEN (UNHEDDLED) THREADS.

Below is a sample of a plain weave warping draft. The warping draft tells you in what order to arrange your warps on the loom to get the desired pattern. Each colored cell represents one warp thread. There are two rows. The top row represents warps that are heddled. The bottom row represents warps which are not heddled (open).
Start with #1 by threading it onto the loom, through a heddle and up over the top bar.
Then, thread #2 without a heddle, under the top bar in the "open" position.
Continue warping the rest of the threads in numerical order, always following the same order and alternating between one heddled and one open.




To see the correct paths for your loom, consult your owner's manual.
If your loom did not come with one, you may be able to follow the instructions given by
Schacht Spindle Company here.
Or Ashford Wheels & Looms here.

Simple Two-Color Patterns

Patterns W/Links to Pattern Editor (Online Design Tool)

Most Popular Pattern 

A Dozen Plain Weave Pattern Drafts

10 One Inch Wide Pattern Drafts


Design Elements- Chains


Analogous Color Schemes


Monochromatic Color Schemes


Reptile Inspirations


Using Red and Black


My Best Design Secret


Inspiration is Everywhere



PICKUP


Greek Key Pickup Tutorial

Weaving Letters on an Inkle Band


Introduction to Baltic style pickup


Two Pickup Patterns



CHARTING TOOLS


All charts were created by using one of these two sources:

The graph paper was created by Misty Wood and can be found here: http://flufdrax.deviantart.com/art/Inkle-offset-graph-74494166   I'm very grateful to her for it.

Also, now this online pattern-making tool created by Jeff Bigot makes it super easy to chart patterns in many variations. I used it to illustrate my book:
http://www.raktres.net/seizenn/loom_weaving_editor.html

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