John Becker (Pattern and Loom) states that the key in choosing a lampas design is to choose a pattern that has no large areas of plain background. I had thought about designing my own, but my artistic talents really don’t lie in that direction.
Since I’m sure I’m not the only one with that challenge that ever existed, I did what someone from history might also have done – I copied them from a book. I have selected several designs from various 16th century modelbuchs that I liked the look of.
I need to pick three, one I will do monochrome (single color), one duochrome (two color) and one polychrome (three colours)
First up is monochrome so i can learn the weave before adding the complexity of additional colours.
Here are some ideas:
Hm… how to choose?