Shout out to Brian Whitley for naming this pattern; his was one that jumped out at me as I read, and stuck with me later on when I wasn’t at the computer. I had a hard time selecting a name from the many excellent suggestions made by the members of the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group. (I’d run out of ideas for names and had resorted to calling my new designs Uuuuh 1, Uuuuh 2, etc. “A Run on Diamonds” was formerly known as Uuuuh 4b.)

A Run on Diamonds

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Several names suggested themselves to me for this design—most containing some form of the word diamond. In the end I decided to name it after Dame Diana Rigg who starred in the movie I watched while weaving this square. (I was watching In This House of Brede, based on the book of the same name by Rumer Godden. I could go into my lifelong obsession with Rumer Godden’s writing, but won’t. I enjoyed the movie very much. It was very thought-provoking.)

Diana

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For the original post of this pattern see Hearts and Diamonds Overshot. This is a really beautiful pattern in the Pin Loom “overshot” technique. I have this theory that all “overshot” patterns can also be woven using the 2LW method, so I started with the first one I learned: Amber Vigil’s. With her permission, I share my rendition of the pattern here.

Amber’s Overshot Diamonds—front

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