Thursday, 12 July 2018

Ermine Spots

Is it possible to tablet weave ermine spots? Absolutely!

I've come up with two options, both in double-face and can be done using the same warp, so you can try both and see which you prefer. The first one, horizontal ermine spots, has a pattern repeat length of 12 picks/ rows.

You can download the TDD file for this draft by clicking here.


A pattern for weaving horizontal ermine motifs in double-face tablet weaving

A photograph of a tablet woven showing horizontal ermine spots


You will need to flip the threading direction of 10 of the pattern tablets (6, 8, 10 ,12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24) before you try the second version of the pattern. The second version of the pattern, vertical ermine spots, has a pattern repeat of 24 picks/ rows.



A pattern for weaving vertical ermine motifs in double-face tablet weaving


A photograph of a tablet woven band with vertical ermine spots

The text version of the horizontal ermine spots is as follows:
  • Threading:
    1. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    2. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    3. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    4. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    5. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    6. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    7. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    8. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    9. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    10. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    11. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    12. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    13. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    14. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    15. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    16. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    17. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    18. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    19. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    20. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    21. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    22. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    23. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    24. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    25. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    26. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    27. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    28. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    29. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    30. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
  • Turning:
    1. 5F 15B 10F
    2. 5F 15B 10F
    3. 8F 2B 5F 7B 8F
    4. 8F 2B 5F 7B 8F
    5. 7F 3B 20F
    6. 7F 3B 20F
    7. 8F 2B 5F 7B 8F
    8. 8F 2B 5F 7B 8F
    9. 5F 15B 10F
    10. 5F 15B 10F
    11. 30F
    12. 30F

The text version of the vertical ermine spots is as follows:
  • Threading:
    1. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    2. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    3. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    4. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    5. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    6. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    7. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    8. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    9. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    10. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    11. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    12. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    13. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    14. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    15. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    16. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    17. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    18. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    19. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    20. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    21. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    22. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    23. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    24. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    25. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    26. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    27. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    28. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    29. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    30. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
  • Turning:
    1. 7F 2B 2F 2B 2F 4B 2F 4B 5F
    2. 7F 2B 2F 2B 2F 4B 2F 4B 5F
    3. 5F 3B 1F 2B 1F 3B 1F 2B 4F 2B 6F
    4. 5F 3B 1F 2B 1F 3B 1F 2B 4F 2B 6F
    5. 5F 1B 8F 5B 2F 4B 5F
    6. 5F 1B 8F 5B 2F 4B 5F
    7. 7F 6B 17F
    8. 7F 6B 17F
    9. 5F 3B 4F 13B 5F
    10. 5F 3B 4F 13B 5F
    11. 9F 2B 19F
    12. 9F 2B 19F
    13. 5F 4B 2F 4B 2F 2B 2F 2B 7F
    14. 5F 4B 2F 4B 2F 2B 2F 2B 7F
    15. 6F 2B 4F 2B 1F 3B 1F 2B 1F 3B 5F
    16. 6F 2B 4F 2B 1F 3B 1F 2B 1F 3B 5F
    17. 5F 4B 2F 5B 8F 1B 5F
    18. 5F 4B 2F 5B 8F 1B 5F
    19. 17F 6B 7F
    20. 17F 6B 7F
    21. 5F 13B 4F 3B 5F
    22. 5F 13B 4F 3B 5F
    23. 19F 2B 9F
    24. 19F 2B 9F
As with all of the free patterns on this site, you are welcome to weave them, sell bands woven using them, and use them to teach other weavers, just as long as you state where you found them.

2 comments:

  1. Oh my! Given that my arms involve a bordure ermine, I think I may need to commission some of this from you at some point!

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    1. Glad you like it! Ask Master Duncan for a look at his cap of maintenance some time; that’s where the first batch went. :)

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