Double sided 3 color pattern with rigid heddle

From Flaab I also bought a small rigid heddle. Back home, I wanted to try it on my weighted frame and chose to experiment 3 color patterns from Annie MacHale (

As the heddle is quite narrow,  31 threads, some modifications were needed. The first idea was

I then decided to modify it to get a 3 color pattern on both sides (and changed border threads)

Modifications are very simple and not obvious with a white weft. To show them, here is the pattern with a red weft.

Everytime I pick up a thread, I drop the right next one. Very easy to do (that was my first 3color band) and result is nice.

Here is a picture of the setup

The two faces of the band.

Stoorstalka heddles

Seizenn offers facilities for creating patterns for stoorstalka rigid heddles.

The pattern presented here are mainly taken from the stoorstalka sets available on the site

We first choose a common color palette for the Nordic patterns. In the palette creation tool , let choose palette “30”.

Then we will open the tool for “realistic” patterns


In the left menu, go to the “load, Save, Export” submenu. There is a drop-down list with the different heddle models. Just choose a pattern and click on the “heddle pattern” button.

The models available are basic, sigga and sunna. By default the models use the first colors of the palette.

Basic Pattern

Basic heddle is for simple plain weave band. 4 size are available corresponding to the total number of threads : 31, 63, 103, 131.

For “basic 31” you get this default pattern.

You can then modify it to get, for exemple (beginner-level-1/weavekit-basic-vardag-red) ,

Sigga Pattern

Sigga heddle are for dual color float pattern. There are three sizes , 8, 16, 24, corresponding to the number of floating threads.

The Sigga 8 default pattern looks like  

You note that there are 8 green dual color floating thread. Pattern is 35 threads wide and 8 threads have dual colors.

Using the dual color mode and the pickup mode you can get a pattern like (


Sunna heddle is for pickup pattern (baltic). 4 sizes are available, 5, 7, 9, 13 corresponding to the number of pickup dots, the width of the pattern. Sunna 5 pattern has a total of 37 threads.

The Sunna 5 default pattern in seizenn is

You can modify it according to  using the pickup tool.

You could also use the grid tool to create you pattern


This is a personnal project using Sunna 13 heddle. I didn’t use all the border holes.

Starting from default Sunna 5 pattern, you can do this in Seizenn by removing threads and using arrow buttons to move threads and patterns.

A few improvements for this new year


For this new year I present to you some small improvements for Seizenn.

Lists of patterns

When you save a pattern, it is by default visible for everyone in the public list. It’s now possible to make it private using the “restrict” button in you private list.

Loom colors

You can have colors in your «loom palette» that are not used in your pattern. Now those colors are bordered with brown like this :

Rigid heddle pattern

In loom editor you can load default pattern for some popular rigid heddle

You then get

New tools

Seizenn was first designed for plain weave or baltik bands. I then added a grid tool. I recently wanted to explore some other weaving technics.

Now you have two new tools.

The first one to draw heddle loom patterns

A second one to draw tablet patterns

Those tools are very simple, I mainly created them to undestand how those kinds of pattern work. They reuse main principles of seizenn, and I just added a few new things like right-click menu in tablet tool.

I could improve them if they would be useful for someone.