I know there are a lot of steps when you’re weaving. But, I highly recommend one more – visualize the scale of your pattern.
This step comes in when planning your project. Start by counting the number of warp yarns in one pattern repeat. Then, determine your epi (ends per inch) for the width of your project. And finally, grab a ruler or measuring tape to see how wide one repeat will actually be.
Because we are visual people, going through this step might surprise you when you see how big or how small your pattern actually is! The best news is that it is still early enough that you can alter your pattern or yarn selection to come up with the results you are looking for!
Check out episode 88 to watch me explain in more detail.
Show Notes –
Resizing weaving patterns – Those lovely folks over at Gist have created some great weaving blog posts, I tell ya! Case in point, Amanda wrote a detailed description on “How to Resize Weaving Patterns”, which is fabulous! She talks you through how to tweak a pattern for your loom or your ideal project size. It’s definitely worth a read! You can take a look at all the great instruction right here.
Sampling – By taking the time to visualize the scale of your pattern, you will give yourself the opportunity to tweak the plans so your project looks like the vision you have in your head. At the very beginning of the weaving process, you also have a chance to kick around the pattern by doing a little sampling. Sampling is a perfect way to try some different weft yarns, play with the treadling, and generally get to know the pattern before you are off and running. If you’d like a refresher on sampling, check out episode 45 right here!
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