Aren’t you glad I didn’t say circle? I’m back to sharing vertical weaving (is that a thing?). I’ve been weaving with a lot of color lately, what else is new? And for today’s post I wanted to take a break from that and make a weave in black and white. A pattern with a simple color palette is a nice mental break.
I really love this cute little draft pattern, especially in a simple black and white. I’m not sure what to call it so I just refer to it as a repeating oval shape, although it’s not really oval. I really love the structure that draft patterns bring to weaves. If you missed it I shared some other draft patterns, which you can find in my Weaving Techniques list. Here are the steps to make this pattern:
step 2| using the color you want your ‘ovals’ to be weave a row of plain weave, here I’m using black
step 3| using your color (black) again, weave a plain row on the opposite warp threads
step 4| take your other color (my white thread) and weave a plain row going the other way
step 5| go back to your first color (black) and weave a plain row on the opposite warp threads
step 7| next weave back a plain row of first color (black)
step 8| weave in the opposite warp threads your first color (black), this closes off the ‘ovals’ and your pattern is done. That is a total of 7 rows to create the ‘ovals’
step 9| continue weaving as you wish, I added a few more rows of white and then wove my oval pattern again. You could even extend your ‘ovals’ even long if you want, just don’t weave your ‘closing’ row until you have made them as long as you want.
It’s pretty simple, but really gives your weaves a bold structure and visual impact and I added a second feature to this weave, that I’m excited to share with you next week! Which of the draft patterns I’ve shared have you woven with, if any? Do you like to weave in a pattern, or would you prefer to be more organic when weaving?
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