A Simple Design

A / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \
B / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \
C / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \
D / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \
Card # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Thread direction

S S S S S S S S S Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z
Threading Diagram A

F / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ AB
F / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ BC
F / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ CD
F / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ DA
B \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / / / / / CD
B \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / / / / / BC
B \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / / / / / AB
B \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / / / / / DA

 

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Weaving Diagram A

Card 1 thru 18 rotates 4 quarter turns forward then 4 quarter turns backward


weave

In the weaving diagram the right column shows what the top holes are before turning the card the direction shown in the left column. The design in between is the color and twine direction of each cord created by the cards. The usual way to start a weave is to have the top holes of the cards (DA) with the D hole to the back. The definition of turning the card is in relation to the developing work. The movement of the top of the card away from the woven piece is a forward turn. The back of the loom is the end where the weave is created and the front is the end the warp is fed from.

The shed is the area between the threads of the top holes and threads of the bottom holes. Create a warp twined weave by passing the weft thread through the shed (one pick of weft), turning the cards, beating the weave tight and continuing on in this manner. The weft thread is wound on a shuttle to keep it from getting tangled. The beater can be any thin item, the shuttle can be used if it has an edged side or the back side of a table knife will do.

The warp thread used in the examples is 2-ply cotton (#10 crochet yarn).

Change color arrangement

A / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \
B / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \
C / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \
D / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \
Card # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Thread direction S S S S S S S S S Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z
Threading Diagram B

F / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ AB
F / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ BC
F / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ CD
F / / / / / / / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ DA
B \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / / / / / CD
B \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / / / / / BC
B \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / / / / / AB
B \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / / / / / DA
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Weaving Diagram B

Card 1 thru 18 rotates 4 quarter turns forward then 4 quarter turns backward


weave

This weave uses a light color between the dark colors and will make all the colors stand out more.


More color arrangements

Using threading and weaving diagram B.

weave         weave          weave