GroundForge

Choose patterns and stitches to generate diagrams for variations of bobbin lace grounds.

The primary purpose of the diagrams is selecting interesting patterns from a myriad of choices and combinations. Giving different colors to threads reveals how they flow through a pattern. Exact pin positions and how threads are tensioned around them are left to your imagination.

Get started

Easy patterns:

Select one of the 376 patterns from the gallery. The choose stitches link on the tooltips returns you further down on this page, select stitches at the first set of diagrams and show your version.

More patterns:

Use a link from the stitch examples section below, show the first two sets of diagrams to uncover a traditional pattern and create your own variations.

Advanced pattern creation:

The methods above set at least the matrix and tiling parameters. The user guide explains how to recognize existing patterns in the gallery and if not there, how to customize the parameters for other patterns.

Parameters

Stitch examples

ct ctct crclct clcrclc ctctc ctclctc ctclcrctc ctcttctc

Diagrams

Generate diagrams from the selected gallery pattern, the stitches paragraph above or customized parameters. The pair diagram will be a color coded version of the chosen gallery pattern or stitch.

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Diagarams - level 2

Use the previous thread diagram as pair diagram to generate another thread diagram. The number of repeated twists of the previous thread diagram doesn't make any difference.

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Diagrams - level 3

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