Thursday, August 25, 2011

Plain weave patterns

The new semester has started so I won't be working 50 hours a week anymore. I should be able to post a little more often. and weave more as well :)

I've wondered if anyone finds my plain weave patterns useful. People rarely seem to post them. They'll say what they're working on but not how it's done. I realize without having the exact colors I have your project would end up different.

I'm going to keep posting them anyway. There are just so many patterns to try. I think it's nice to wonder if something will look a certain way, and be able to see where someone else had a similar idea and this is the result. Without their patterns, I have no way of comparing my ideas to interesting bands I see others make. So I'll just throw mine up in hopes that others will follow and we will all have a useful database of patterns to draw from.

That being said, here's a couple trim pieces I worked on this summer:

Blue Trim with Orange Dots
Darker Blue - D
Baby Blue - B
Turquoise - T
Orange - O
Light Blue - L
Light Mint Green - G

All yarns acrylic (probably RedHeart) except Orange is thick rag rug yarn.

Width = 1 inch

D G T D D D T G D
.L D B O O B D L

Weft = D



Pink Mottled Trim
Fuzzy Pink - F
Red - R
Bright Yellow - Y
Pastels Variegate - V (white, pastel yellow, blue, pink, and green. short segments)
Pink - P


All yarns acrylic except fuzzy pink was a novelty yarn. It had fuzzy pink strands and a variegated core. The core was blue, green, pink, and yellow. The color segments were very short.

Width = 1 inch

R P F V V V F P R
.F F V Y Y V F F

Weft = P





Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Busy

I've been busy with non-weaving related things lately. Things like working overtime. I have been weaving when I can as well but the blog is falling behind. Just posting to let you know I am still here. Are any of you here? lol.

Anyway, here's a widgit I just discovered Etsy made. It lets you preview some of the items available in my shop. Enjoy :)