I didn’t photograph the process because I didn’t think of writing it up till after I was all done.
The problem was, I’d completed a 6″ square and removed it from the loom before I realized my mistake.
(Originally published 17 Oct 2017)
I haven’t woven these two patterns, but I know they looked good as 4″ squares.
I offer them here for the 6″ loom.
The thing about designing patterns for the 6″ loom is that if you don’t get it right the first time, you’ll be sorry . . . that is, until you get it right. It’s a colossal drag to have to reweave a pattern on that gigantic loom more than once! (Who knew six inches could seem so big?)
After the “Cross My Hearts” pattern, I was kind of on a roll and designed two companion patterns. Here’s one of them. (I’ll post the second one as soon as I weave up a sample.)
In a last-ditch effort to make the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group swap a swimming success, I designed one more pattern—this one for the 6-inch loom. I was a little bit tricky though, I first designed it on a 3-inch square.
The pattern features five hearts, in optional outlines or solid shapes. Because the hearts are small, there’s some compromise happening at the top where the lobes peak downward. The solid hearts don’t look very good, but I think they work as long as there are outline hearts with them on the square. Perhaps they’d be OK in a square by themselves as long as the project has some small outline hearts or larger hearts. In and of themselves, they look like pointy-based strawberries.
While I take a break from designing flags (I have greater empathy for those early flag makers now), I’ll post instructions for the elephant squares. I designed one and wove it up. Decided his (or her) head was too big, so I drew up another one. (Sounds a lot easier than it is!) I’ll post both and you can pick the one you like.
If you want the elephant to face the other direction, follow each row from end to beginning.
L1-3: CSS “Country Blue”
L4: BS “Silk”
Going to try an experiment. It will save me a lot of time if I don’t have to type all the instructions. Don’t mind the extra pencil scrawls, they’re left over from the original sketch.
L1-3: CSS “Strawberry”
L4: mill end dark red
L1-3: BS “Silk”
L4: mill end light green