21 thoughts on “Brocade graphs

  1. Would you mind awfully if I use these for a filet crochet project I’ve got in mind? Are you using them for more of that lush SCA brocade ribbon?
    Please do share more of your projects here, and oh, by the way, may I adopt you? LOL!

  2. yeah, I guess they would! Although, all but one of the designs are very vertically oriented – they’d need some serious tweaking to go sideways.

  3. You could adapt them for filet, but if you were to use them as-is, they would come out horribly squashed looking. The graph on them is 12:8, so the proportion would need to be corrected when you regraph them. I forget where I found the design of the gold braid, but the others are my own work – you may use them, as long as you don’t publish them, etc. Yes, I’m going to use them for more ribbon.

    And thanks, but my mom would be so sad! 🙂

  4. The gold braid looks familiar. It may appear in the New Carolingian Modelbook as a blackwork pattern. I do know that it is one of my wife’s double-turn double-face patterns, and I’m adapting it to 3/1 twill.

    I don’t recall if we cooked that up from whole cloth or found it somewhere.

  5. Yes, they would be squashed…I will definitely be adapting them, and thank you very much. Your designs are really spectacular…wouldn’t dream of publishing them but you might want to consider doing so…a book about your ribbons, from silkworm to finished product, with your original designs would be amazing!

    Yeah…moms get like that…wouldn’t dream of stealing you from her. 😉

  6. NCM sounds right. I remember working with a square graphed original, to see how much stretch I’d get on my brocade design. It adapts well for brocade, without having to put in too many tie-downs.

  7. Hee. Just make sure to adapt them if you do – these are tablet-weaving graphs, so the aspect is 12:8, and you’ll need to correct them to a knitting graph.

  8. It’s based on an Art Nouveau-looking piece of silver jewelry that a friend of mine had. I’ve always loved AN design.

  9. You’re definitely going to have to get the chance to talk to my wife about art. is an absolute fiend about art nouveau, and it shows in a lot of her jewelry. The thought of you two comparing notes is a little scary, if only because I’ll have to remind you both to remember us little people when the both of you hit the big time.

  10. You’re definitely going to have to get the chance to talk to my wife about art. is an absolute fiend about art nouveau, and it shows in a lot of her jewelry. The thought of you two comparing notes is a little scary, if only because I’ll have to remind you both to remember us little people when the both of you hit the big time.

  11. wonderful things!

    These are great fun!

    Wait – you’re the wormspit guy? I’ve heard of your work just recently – on someone’s blog or podcast. Your workshops at FiberFest sound like a lot of fun.

  12. wonderful things!

    These are great fun!

    Wait – you’re the wormspit guy? I’ve heard of your work just recently – on someone’s blog or podcast. Your workshops at FiberFest sound like a lot of fun.

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