Have fun browsing! If you use any of these yourself, I'd love to see photos.
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AVAILABLE IN MY ETSY SHOP is my pattern and design book!
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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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.
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
Using Red and Black
My Best Design Secret
Inspiration is Everywhere
Greek Key Pickup Tutorial
Weaving Letters on an Inkle Band
Introduction to Baltic style pickup
Two Pickup Patterns
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: