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.

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Thanks for getting back to me Carolyn, and the new colour controls are an awesome addition. BIG THUMBS UP. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Oh as for the yarn I use for my dog collar, I use a Bamboo cotton mix which is 70% Bamboo, 30% cotton. It's 4ply it is so silky and shiny and my inkle loom loves it. I just have to attach a buckle and add holes and its ready.

AWESOME ADDITION TO PLAIN WEAVE PATTERN GENERATOR. This is really going to help me when working out my warp colours for a pattern. Cheers.

Posted by Chris on Thursday, May 5, 2016
Love the new color controls!
Posted by Jill on Saturday, April 30, 2016
Hi Chris,

You're absolutely right; who doesn't need more color??  Since such a vast range of color is possible, instead of adding more swatches, I've added controls to let you customize the color exactly the way you like!  You can pick something from the swatches that is close to what you want, and then use the sliders to tweak it until it's just right.

Also, I'm really curious to know what material you used to weave your dog collar.  Ordinary yarn, or something more rugged?
Posted by Carolyn on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Its a fantastic little tool and I designed my first band for my dogs collar on this, I was skeptical I admit, but I was thrilled to see my pattern coming to life as I wove my first large piece on my inkle loom. Thank you for providing such a neat tool for us all to use.

I only wish there were more colours in the colour bar to use, its kind of hard to picture how my colours will look sometimes, yes more choice of colours would make it even more fab.

Kind Regards
Posted by Chris on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Thanks for this webpage. I especially like the Inkle loom Generator
Posted by Karen on Sunday, August 30, 2015

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