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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Comments
I was asked if donations could be made by PayPal; yes! That's actually the only way you can donate. I'm surprised that PayPal's Donate button doesn't have the PayPal logo! I'll have to look into that.
Posted by Carolyn on Friday, February 9, 2018
Brett,

That's a good idea, I may just do that!
Posted by Carolyn on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Something that would be useful to me, and my engineer mind, would be a thread count list. This is what I do when I warp the loom.

For example, when I setup my 3 color pattern, I wrote it down like this:

8 Red
1 Black
1 Red
1 Black
1 Red
1 Black
1 Red
1 Black
1 Red
1 Black
1 Red
2 Black
10 Red
2 Gold
1 Red
2 Gold
10 Red
2 Black
1 Red
1 Black
1 Red
1 Black
1 Red
1 Black
1 Red
1 Black
1 Red
1 Black
8 Red

Then all I have to do is count to warp my loom! It would be awesome if the patten generator could do this. :)
Posted by Brett Noe on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Robyn,
It's a little difficult to diagnose from the description. Did you download the pattern file from your Google Drive to your PC before trying to upload it to the website? Before you upload the file, are you clicking on the "Choose File" button first, and selecting the file from your local PC drive? You can try sending the saved file to webweaver@carolingianrealm.info, and I'll take a look at it and see if there are any problems.
Posted by Carolyn on Saturday, June 10, 2017
I don't know what the issue is, but I've tried several times to upload a pattern I made on my phone, But it's not working. I and then download it to my phone, move it to my google drive, and try to upload it on my PC to print. Unfortunately, your program isn't recognizing it, saying, no program chosen, once I click upload pattern. Any thoughts on why this might be happening?
Posted by Robyn on Friday, June 9, 2017

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