I wanted to try rigid heddle. I ordered it on https://shop.stoorstalka.com/en/products/weaving/, and received it quickly with a nice handwritten note.
I then designed a pattern for key ring raktres.net/l/bR (you can also try with the new version of the editor)
Then wove it using the picture from the editor
The pattern quite accurate.
The main difference comes from the size of the yarns that is not rendered.
Here three examples of latvian patterns found on various pages and reproduced with seizenn pattern editor.
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.
So, to do a pickup, you need to click on a thread that is not visible. Not easy.
We saw previously how to reproduce a Norwegian pickup pattern. Let’s now study how to include such a pattern in a larger loom.
The new release of the loom pattern editor now allow you to create a pickup loom pattern.
For exemple, if the page http://aspinnerweaver.blogspot.com/2016/08/going-green.html has caught your eye, you can design a pattern like this to try a different color:
Click http://raktres.net/l/Kj to go to this pattern or go to http://raktres.net/seizenn/loom_weaving_editor.html to start a new project.
Some other features come with this version. You can discover them on the left panel and I will describe them on next post.