Monday, 11 January 2021

S and Z

I designed and wove this band all the way back in the summer of 2019, so I think it's definitely about time I shared it with you. It was inspired by the prevalence of S and Z motifs in medieval Europe and is woven in 3x1 diagonals.

It's an easy weave, with tablets in groups of four turning backward or forward for groups of four turns and is a great one to try if you want to practice working with multiple turning directions at the same time. It's twist neutral for the pattern tablets, so you'll only get a build up of twist behind the two selvedge tablets carrying the white yarn on either side of the pattern.

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

A tablet weaving draft in red and white with S and Z motifs

A photo of a red and white tablet woven band with S and Z motifs


The text version of this draft is as follows:

  • Threading:
    1. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    2. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    3. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. Red (#ff0000)
      3. Red (#ff0000)
      4. Red (#ff0000)
    4. Z threaded tablet
      1. Red (#ff0000)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Red (#ff0000)
      4. Red (#ff0000)
    5. Z threaded tablet
      1. Red (#ff0000)
      2. Red (#ff0000)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. Red (#ff0000)
    6. Z threaded tablet
      1. Red (#ff0000)
      2. Red (#ff0000)
      3. Red (#ff0000)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    7. S threaded tablet
      1. Red (#ff0000)
      2. Red (#ff0000)
      3. Red (#ff0000)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    8. S threaded tablet
      1. Red (#ff0000)
      2. Red (#ff0000)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. Red (#ff0000)
    9. S threaded tablet
      1. Red (#ff0000)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Red (#ff0000)
      4. Red (#ff0000)
    10. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. Red (#ff0000)
      3. Red (#ff0000)
      4. Red (#ff0000)
    11. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    12. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
  • Turning:
    1. 2F 8B 2F
    2. 2F 8B 2F
    3. 2F 8B 2F
    4. 2F 8B 2F
    5. 12F
    6. 12F
    7. 12F
    8. 12F
    9. 12F
    10. 12F
    11. 12F
    12. 12F
    13. 2F 4B 6F
    14. 2F 4B 6F
    15. 2F 4B 6F
    16. 2F 4B 6F
    17. 2F 8B 2F
    18. 2F 8B 2F
    19. 2F 8B 2F
    20. 2F 8B 2F
    21. 2F 8B 2F
    22. 2F 8B 2F
    23. 2F 8B 2F
    24. 2F 8B 2F
    25. 12F
    26. 12F
    27. 12F
    28. 12F
    29. 2F 8B 2F
    30. 2F 8B 2F
    31. 2F 8B 2F
    32. 2F 8B 2F
    33. 12F
    34. 12F
    35. 12F
    36. 12F
    37. 12F
    38. 12F
    39. 12F
    40. 12F
    41. 6F 4B 2F
    42. 6F 4B 2F
    43. 6F 4B 2F
    44. 6F 4B 2F
    45. 2F 8B 2F
    46. 2F 8B 2F
    47. 2F 8B 2F
    48. 2F 8B 2F
    49. 2F 8B 2F
    50. 2F 8B 2F
    51. 2F 8B 2F
    52. 2F 8B 2F
    53. 12F
    54. 12F
    55. 12F
    56. 12F

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. Thank you! I look forward to trying this one.

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  2. Thanks for making the tablet software, btw, super useful and I'm glad theres other people out there making free weaving software.

    Pretty easy to figure out how to use, extremely useful for making drafts.

    (I made software for making Rigid Heddle drafts so I get how hard usability can be for these things)

    Thanks again!

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