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Pattern Guide

We are always exploring new patterns and colour combinations. This page is a quick reference of those. For custom orders, pick your favourite pattern and fringe from these options. Tell us how many colours and the size you want, and we'll get started on your very own custom piece!

Remember that not every colour combination will look good with every pattern. Below are descriptions and examples of the different patterns to give you some ideas.

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Plain Weave

A plain weave is the simplest and most basic weaving pattern. The basic rule of “under, over” the warp threads is how this pattern is made. Colour interaction and placement is the most important. A single colour highlights the yarn and weave structure. Multi-coloured or marbled yarns create interesting patterns of striping or speckling of colour.

Plaid or Checkered Weave

A checkered or plaid weave is a variation of a plain weave that uses two or more colours in thick, alternating bands on both the warp and the weft of the weave. It is woven in the plain weave patter of "1 under, 1 over". This pattern creates bands and columns of interesting colour interplay.

Striped Weave

The striped weave differs from plaid or checkered in that the stripes are only a single thread wide. Every other thread on both the warp and the weft are a different colour. This creates vertical striping on one side of the weave, and horizontal striping on the other.

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Double Weave

A double weave is a more advanced version of the plain weave. This pattern uses two strands of yarn instead of one in the same “under, over” weaving pattern as a plain weave. When the two strands of yarn are different colours, the weave creates a speckled look.

Pile Loops

Pile loops are a manual type of detailing you can add onto a plain weave. If you leave oversized loops in the weft while weaving, it creates pile loops. You can add pile loops to any plain weave, but they work best with a different coloured warp and weft.

Textured Weave

A textured weave is a repeating pattern of three rows of plain weave with one row that goes “1 under, 3 over”. This pattern creates a distinct front and back to a weave. A single colour highlights the texture created by the pattern. A different coloured warp and weft will highlight one colour on the front, and the other on the back.

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Window Weave

The window weave and the textured weave are closely related. The only difference is the repeating of the rows of the pattern. It has three rows plain weave, one row “1 under, 3 over”, one row plain weave, then one final row of “1 under, 3 over”. Textured weaves and window weaves work with colour in the same way. A window weave will create texturing that is more pronounced than a textured weave.

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Weft Floats

In a weft float, the weft skips over 5 or more strands in a plain weave structure. Like both textured and window weaves, weft floats create prominent texture. It will look good with any of one or more colours. The back of a weft float makes the biggest difference. It has raised columns in the weave structure wherever the floats are.

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Zigzag Pattern

The zigzag is a pattern created by weaving “2 under, 2 over” and repeating that one strand over each row. This pattern works best with a solid coloured warp and weft when they are two different colours. The pattern can alternate directions every few rows to make small or large zigzags. When there is only one colour, it creates instead bands of alternating texture.

Diamond Pattern

The diamond pattern is like the zigzag. It goes “2 under, 2 over”  one row, then “2 under, 3 over” the next before repeating. Each row moves the pattern over by a single thread. The spot where the weft skips over 3 strands instead of two marks the corner of every diamond. Like the zigzag, this pattern works best with a weft that is one colour, and a warp that is another.

Finishing Options

Every weave has to have a fringe, but there are different ways to finish it. Listed below is a quick reference of the different styles of fringe we can make.

Regular

Bunches

Twisted Fringe

Decorative

Decorative - Cross-Over

Page last updated May 4, 2020

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