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.

pickup with rigid heddle


I wanted to try rigid heddle. I ordered it on, and received it quickly with a nice handwritten note.

First try

I then designed a pattern for key ring (you can also try with the new version of the editor)

Then wove it using the picture from the editor

The pattern quite accurate.

Edit on october 22 2021:

The main difference comes from the size of the yarns that was not rendered. With the new update, you now get

Pickup interface


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. Read More »

Pickup pattern on loom editor

The new release of the loom pattern editor now allow you to create a pickup loom pattern.

For exemple, if the page has caught your eye, you can design a pattern like this to try a different color:


inkle loom pattern editor pickup

Click to go to this pattern or go to 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.