This color wheel is awesome. Just choose a color on the wheel itself by dragging around the little circle, and then you can find the colors that are complementary, split complementary, etc. You can even go lighter (tints) and darker (shades) or type in a hex code. It’s fun for designing, planning, or just playing.
Design Seeds is a wonderful resource for anyone who needs some color inspiration. I like to imagine how colors combine, especially with something like inkle weaving where the warp-faced weaving is not diluted at all by weft colors.
Take a look here: http://www.design-seeds.com/.
I spotted this video while looking at Saori weaving videos earlier. It's an infomercial for a rigid heddle-type of loom made by the Clover (Hana-Ami) Company from Japan. I've seen similar rigid heddle looms where the heddle rotates or rocks and looks like a block of wood. What strikes me the most is the efficiency in warping. The loom has a built-in warping board that keeps the warp in place and under tension. It's simply rolled onto the warp bar after the ends are snipped. I wonder if this type of thing could be adapted to other rigid heddle looms. The board/pegs would need to fit in the frame of the loom and also have enough pegs for a decent length of warp. It makes me think!
I had on hand pink, plum, white, and green cotton, so I used this great resource, an inkle loom pattern generator using plain weave: http://www.carolingianrealm.info/PatternGenerator.php
My crazy combination may not have made the best band. Maybe there’s such a thing as too much color? Naahhh…