"novelty" yarns and software

Is there a way to simulate variageted/space-dayed yarn in any of the software packages? Or to simulate texture?Failing that, any recommendations on books/courses or weavolution groups to discuss these properties in relation to weave structure? Igot some wild and cr azy cones in an auction lot and would prefer to do some virtual planning before creating a sampling matrix.


Posted on Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:57

One of the best working techniques I have used is wraps.  Tedious, but informative.  I read about someone who uses a kaleidascope, but that doesn't work for me.

Posted on Thu, 03/21/2019 - 15:40

I'm familiar with using wraps for color, but not aware of a way to use it for evaluating the effect of a particular weave structure?

Posted on Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:50

Weavepoint does apretty good job of showing a structure.  By making the warp and weft different sizes and basing the view on yarn info, I have been able to get it to show me rep patterns.  The only thing it doesn't do well is a distorted grid, like honeycomb.