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3 Loom Strip Patterns
Recently I've received a couple requests for loom patterns. One person specifically requested repeating patterns.
These are set up to repeat in multiples of 40. Each pattern is separate, so right click to save and print. You can change the colors as you desire on any of these patterns. While they are graphed in Delica cylinder bead ratios, because they are geometric patterns, they will work in seed beads or cubes. It will change the appearance somewhat. You could also do them in square stitch if you prefer off-loom bead weaving. Vertically oriented for printing.
They are 9 beads wide, so when you're stringing your loom, you'll put on 10 warp threads.
If you'd like to graph your own patterns, here's some graph paper to use in your graphics program or with colored pencils. Click ->HERE<- for the graph paper, then use your back button to return.
A note on the purple- purple can be a difficult color in beads, they are frequently dyed. Check your beads to make sure they are color fast first!
My grandmother used to bead very long strips on craft quality beading looms. The wire looms you frequently see marketed as "Genuine Indian Bead Looms". I've done it, and it's an exercise in patience. I'm still working on finding my perfect loom, but a lot of people recommend Mirrix tapestry looms for bead weaving. Currently my favorite loom is not a vertical loom, but one built like an open sided long box with dovetailed joints. There is a strong advantage to vertical looms, you aren't bent over a loom for long periods of time. If you can't afford a new loom, you could also use an empty picture frame as a frame loom.
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