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Empress Kilim Pattern

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My own design
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Kilim design from photo
Susan Barrett Merrill, Drawn by Richard Merrill
Publication Date: 
June 11, 2013
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I call this pattern Empress. It's a combination of two traditional designs: a diamond pattern and an inner design developed from a star. It's from Konya, Turkey.

The pattern is given for 8 epi.

  • For 4 epi, print it at 200%.
  • For 6 epi, print at 133%.
  • For 10epi, print at 80%.
  • For finer epi, divide 8 by your desired epi. The decimal is the percentage at which to print for your desired size.

The patterns requires at least two colors and a background color. The pattern image is shown, and its use in a kilim, and in progress on a Journey Loom.

The kilim image is from a rug at Araby Rug in Falmouth, Maine, used by permission.


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