I added a fourth color and a new pattern to my fabric. It's starting to get... complicated...

I'm not entirely sure about this transition to white background and purple foreground. It seems almost too stark a contrast. I'm going to sleep on it but I might take this out and use a tan background instead.

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Update: I slept on it and woke up early to try out a tan background with a different foreground pattern. I think this is the one.

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I finished the center pattern for this side of the tote bag. It will run horizontally across the center of the tote and the brown toned pattern above and below will act like a background.

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I've now hit the halfway point in this fabric for a tote bag. When I get to this point I add a series of colored stripes. This does two things:

* Adds a little surprise when someone looks at the bottom of the tote

* (More importantly) Marks the center line for the fabric so I have reference points to mirror the measurements on the second half, and also assists me when sewing up the tote later.

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@kyle what type of loom are you using 👀😍 I’ve been getting back into weaving after a loooong hiatus and have been enjoying using my Schact flip Rigid Heddle Loom

@origamilady This is a four shaft jack loom I got for free on Craigslist along with shuttles, and bench, and accessories. I was told it was from the 1950s but no branding on it except for a wooden "Towle" on the first harness and research hasn't turned anything up.

I also have a Kromski rigid heddle that I started out with and still use when the floor loom is busy.

@kyle This is nice! Looks like you unwove the previous one, that’s never fun!

@JoanESheldon Thanks! Yes I ended up unweaving it at least *twice* because the first iteration of the new pattern had tan inside the purple block and I switched it to white.

But that's the risk when you are making a pattern up on the fly. Now there is no more improvisation to do, all the patterns are decided, so the rest should go quickly.

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