Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Tablet Weaving Draft Designer Updates

If you look in the Control Panel on the left side of the TDD window, you will find two shiny new controls! We've added a horizontal ruler and a vertical ruler to help you to keep your place in the draft (especially, if like me, you weave from a computer screen without printing the draft out). You can change the position of the rulers using the plus and minus controls. Un-tick the ruler boxes in the Display section if you would prefer not to use the rulers in your draft.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Noughts and Crosses

If you've read my work, you'll know that I really enjoy designing warp-twining bands in the Scandinavian style, with many non-repeating motifs. Lately, I wanted something a little simpler, but still in the same style, so I came up with this one and I thought it would be fun to share it. Apart from the six selvedge tablets, it's twist neutral, so you won't get any build up of twist behind the pattern tablets. I've been flipping the selvedge tablets after every two repetitions of the draft. I wove it in King Cole Merino Blend 4-ply as it has a good range of colours and has the bonus of being superwash.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Tablet Weaving Draft Designer Updates

We've made some hopefully useful changes to TDD today.

Firstly, bug fixes:

The notice at the bottom of the drafts has been corrected so that the web address only has one http in it.

A typo in a line of code that was resetting the palette to defaults when the page was refreshed has been corrected (our thanks to Mark, who spotted it).

The instructions page now includes a note about using TDD for vacant-hole patterns.

Secondly, interface additions:

You can now choose how dark you want the grey backwards turn squares using a slider in the display section of the control panel. This should hopefully make TDD more useful for people who would prefer a greater level of contrast between the backgrounds of the two types of squares (our thanks to kjax, who inspired this addition during a Ravelry private message exchange).

The display section now also gives you the option to add a red horizontal line to the draft at the turning reversal points. I know many weavers prefer to mark this point as they weave by flipping tablets that need to change twining direction, rather than turning backwards or forwards.


The code for TDD is now available on Github at https://github.com/jamesba/tabletweave