Lampas Design #1 (Monochrome)

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:

Modeulbuch

From La Vera Perfettione del Disegno, compiled by Kathryn Newall

Burato1

From Il Burato

Modeulbuch

From Gli Universali Dei Belli Recami, compiled by Kathryn Newall

Hm… how to choose?

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