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 (https://www.taprootvideo.com/preview_class.jsf?iid=12&cid=2)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.