I didn’t used a bag for a long time and lost the strap. So I decided to weave a new one.
You can find nice examples of bedouin patterns on http://www.einesaite.com/al-sadu/ and https://backstrapweaving.wordpress.com/tutorials/tutorial-warping-the-bedouin-alouerjan-pattern/.
I had several questions about the control code needed to register a pattern.
So, here an example with a pattern from http://aspinnerweaver.blogspot.com/
When you save your pattern, you get a pop-up window like this one
The two needed codes are “H1” and “a856”
Then, go to the register page and type in the two codes like that :
Click “load”, you should get the second step with a preview of the pattern:
You add here a comment and choose if you want the pattern to be public or private (one day you will be able to change those value afterward). The click “register:
If you abort the process before this third step you will have a line in the gallery, but no preview. If everything OK, you find your pattern in the gallery.
If you already created a pattern but not have the control code, send me a message.
And leave a comment if you need more help or if something goes wrong.
The pattern editor is design as an offline tool. You can save it on your computer and design your bands even if you are not connected to the internet. But then, it’s a bit difficult to share your pattern.
There is a new tool for those who have an account on the blog. If you save you pattern using the button on the left menu, you get a short link and a control code. You can then register your pattern on this page http://www.raktres.net/blog/seizenn-register-a-pattern/ (you can get it on the top menu “Inkle loom pattern editor”/”Register a pattern”).
During the registration procedure, you choose if you want to keep you pattern private or share it.
If you created a pattern few times ago, the tool didn’t gave you the control code. If you want to register such pattern, please leave me a comment with the short codes.
The new version is online with three improvements :
First, the pattern editor was able to simulate plain wave. After I added a pickup capability. Now I’m trying to give you the ability to create double weave patterns. It would be suitable for bedouin design as you could see on this first test picture
I’d like to share with you a question about the interface of the editor.
In plain mode, interface is easy. You click on an hexagon to change its color.
For pickup it’s a bit more complicated. In fact when you do a pickup, a thread that should be underneath goes above the band.