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[April 30, 2019] After almost 11 successful years in business, Patternfish will cease selling patterns on 31 May, 2019.

We will continue to make our customers' stashes accessible to them to the end of 30 June, 2019, in order to provide them with time to save their purchased patterns to their personal hard drives.

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Laverne Waddington


Complementary-warp Pattern Book

Please note that the Patternfish website will be closing for sales after May 31st, 2019. If you purchase my e-book before this date, please make sure that you download it immediately and keep it somewhere safe rather than leaving it stored in your Patternfish Pattern Stash. If you are unsure about how to do that using your particular device, please contact Patternish Support. They will be able to explain the steps to you. All customers will have until JUNE 30 2019 to download and save their purchases. Please spread the word if you know anyone else who shops at Patternfish.Thank you so much for your support! Laverne

A book of of patterns…one hundred of them!...for beautiful double-faced bands and other larger projects that can be woven using the complementary-warp pick-up technique that I teach in my earlier books. This collection of motifs consists of pebbly-type patterns, the ones that I like to call Andean Pebble Weave.

If you learned the ‘’two-heddle method’’ in my first book, Andean Pebble Weave, or the ‘’picking cross method’’ in my second or third books, More Adventures with Warp-faced Pick-up Patterns and Complementary-warp Pick-up, or the inkle loom methods in Andean Pebble Weave on Inkle Looms, you will be able to weave all the patterns in this new book of charts.

I am proud to say that many of the motifs in this book have been created by my students and weaving friends around the world who have either taken my classes or used my books. I am constantly astounded by what their imaginations have produced and grateful that they have all been more than willing to allow me to include their designs in this book for your own personal use.

I, too, have managed to climb out of my “Andean box’’ and have enjoyed creating some sweet patterns of my own….a collection of playful kitties, leaves and flowers, sheep and snowflakes, to name a few. The patterns are arranged in themes such as Rivers and Oceans, Garden, and Andean Animals.

I have included a collection of patterns found on contemporary as well as pre-Columbian South American textiles and, in a few examples of these, I have given my own twist to some classic shapes used in Andean weaving.

The motifs are charted on the same block-style charts that I use in my other books. For those of you who have used my second book, More Adventures with Warp-faced Pick-up Patterns, in which you learn to use the spotted-style charts, I have included all the patterns on that style of chart in the Appendix. I know that each charting system has its own group of fans and so I have provided both.

Tutorials are included to show you how to plan the layout of your project. You will be able to adjust the charts to any width so that you can combine motifs of various sizes from different themed collections into one project.

Here are one hundred beautiful patterns to enjoy (there are actually one hundred and one!) and I hope they inspire you to perhaps design some of your own.

Happy weaving!


By the way, if you would like to weave these patterns but you haven't learned the pick-up technique yet, I recommend buying my e-book, Complementary-warp Pick-up, which has step-by-step instructions and forty-two pattern charts suitable for bands. This book can be used by those who use inkle looms as well as any of the other kinds of wider band looms. For those who use the ''standard'' inkle loom, such as the Ashford or Schacht, I recommend Andean Pebble Weave on Inkle Looms.

The patterns in this new book range in size from eight to eighty threads. Some of the wider patterns may not be suitable for inkle looms depending on the size of thread you like to use. Weavers who use inkle looms and who learned the pick-up technique in my book, Complementary-warp Pick-up, will know that the largest pattern in that book has only twenty threads in each of the open and heddled sheds.
About two-thirds of the patterns in this new pattern book have from eight to forty threads, a quarter have from forty-four to sixty threads and the rest have from sixty-four to eighty threads.
Much will depend on the thread size that you like to use and the size of your inkle loom. To give you an idea, I wove a band with size 3 crochet cotton (24 wraps per inch/2.5cm) with thirty-six threads in each of my heddled and open sheds. I feel this is the widest I can comfortably weave using my tiny Ashford Inklette.
36 threads on inklette

Pattern Detail

  • 100 block and spotted-style patterns are charted
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • no sewing
  • digital PDF has 133 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
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