|Sometimes plain weave is
Painted warp in cotolin (a cotton and linen mix)
|My favorite Frickinger pattern in 24 shafts. I used stripes of desert vegetation colors. Cotton chenille weft.|
|Another favorite motif "Cat Tracks and Snail Trails". Cotton warp, linen weft, 4 block broken twill damask.|
|A variety. The red & white towels are done in a step twill.|
I followed this pattern back to a Norwegian handcraft guild in the early 1900s. It has long fasinated me. So much pattern with only 4 shafts. (Sorry for the bad photo as all others were lost.)
|A stack of "product" all from one organic cotton warp, all using different wefts, using only 3 shafts.|
|A closer look.|
|Shibori on the loom using a Frickinger pattern. A plain weave cloth drawn up in a loom controlled pattern, dyed in red on one side and blue on the other side. When the drawn up threads are released the texture remains (until the first washing with this cotton cloth).|
& Diamond on 21 shafts.
Star & Diamond patterns were very popular for coverlets in the 1800s.
|Another Star & Diamond|
|I modified this Star & Diamond to include stripes.|
|This one is a twill based Star and Diamond from the 1700s|
|Ticking stripes I find fasinating.|