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.
After reading some pages on https://backstrapweaving.wordpress.com/, I wanted to try backstrap weaving.
We saw previously how to reproduce a Norwegian pickup pattern. Let’s now study how to include such a pattern in a larger loom.
On the page aspinnerweaver.blogspot.com/p/resources.html, there is a link to a Norwegian Pick-up Bandweaving tutorial (norwegianpickupbandweaving.com/2015/05/12/pattern-design-basics/)
Let’s see how pattern editor could help us.
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.