I recently shared a little of the design process for a new draft over on Instagram and asked if people thought the motif colours (green, blue and purple) would look better on a black or a white background. The answer was two thirds in favour of black and one third in favour of white, so I decided to weave a second version of the draft to show what it looks like in additional colours.
I've named the draft Phoenix as one sample is the colours we think of for the mythical phoenix and the other is the colour of the Phoenicians, the purple people. The small diamonds at the edges of the draft are from the narrow Oseberg band that I've referenced before. I really like how they weave up in a simple threaded-in band. The draft would be highly suitable for a beginner as, once the tablets are threaded, the turning sequence involves turning all the tablets forwards for each row. You will find that you get a build up of twist behind the tablets pretty quickly, so when I was weaving the samples, I switched my turning direction after 60 pattern repeats (240 rows) to weave out the twist.
Click on the links below to download the .tdd files and text versions for this draft:
As with all of the free drafts/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.