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.
You then have acces to the public gallery and to your private gallery.
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.
Registered users of this blog have now acces to a tool to compare two patterns side by side.
The new version is online with three improvements :
- dual color wrap
- keyboard shorcuts
- display parameters
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
Pattern editor had been modified a bit few days ago. This post aims to list the most visible improvements.
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.