Inkle Loom Plain-Weave Pattern Generator

This tool will help you generate a pattern for an inkle loom.  This tool is limited to a plain-weave, meaning that threads on the inkle loom alternate passing through the heddles.  No special techniques are required to lift or drop individual threads during the weaving process.

To begin, enter the total number of threads in your weave.  This is usually determined by the desired width of the finished piece, and the thickness of the yarn or thread that you're using.  If you like, you can start with a rough estimate, and update the number as you develop your pattern.

Number of Threads:     

If you would like to continue working on a saved pattern, select the file below:

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It really wouldn't be too much different than manually lifting and dropping threads, as you see in some patterns, though the weft thread will be slightly less secure in that section.
Posted by Carolyn on Friday, March 24, 2017
When you are putting you warp threads on the loom,what would be the results of putting three Heddle threat beside each, other vice a Heddle and then an Open? other than change the final design.
Posted by James on Friday, March 24, 2017
I think it would be a great idea, I would use it. Would love to see what you and many others create using the program and can give some great inspiration to your own projects looking what others create. GO FOR IT.
Posted by Chris on Friday, January 6, 2017
Oh, and Chris (and others)...

I was thinking of creating a gallery page where people could share photos of their work. Do you all think that would be a fun thing to have? Would you use it?
Posted by Carolyn on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Thank you to all who have donated this month! I just want to let you know that your contributions will be matched dollar for dollar, and are helping poor women around the world earn a better living for themselves and their families through much-needed tools such as sewing machines, embroidery machines, weaving looms, and literacy programs. You're making a difference! Blessings to all, and have a great holiday and a Merry Christmas!
Posted by Carolyn on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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