Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Mycenaean weaving pattern

I promised I'd post the pattern I used to weave my decorative band from Tyrins, so here it is.  Each square on the graph paper represents two warp threads.

You can see there's a lot more to it than you typically get with an overshot weaving draft.  It's really three different patterns.  If anyone out there does use the pattern, please leave a comment.  I'd love to see what you do with it and hear any suggestions or improvements you have.

Here are some better photos of the finished band.

This one shows the underside, with all the messy supplementary weft floats.  They are every bit as much of a pain in the backside to keep track of as they look.


  1. You're talented. What resources did you use to learn how to weave? I'm interested in learning, too.

    1. Mostly I used Google search and YouTube to learn weaving. There are a lot of sites out there that give advice and tips and patterns. YouTube is great because it gives video tutorials, and I find those really helpful.

      For a first project, I'd recommend tapestry. If you do something reasonably small it's easier to manage than other weaving types, and you don't need a loom because you can use a piece of cardboard. Check out this site for some good advice and tutorials: