stroke to path with crossing lines - can't get it to do what I want

Asked by andrea k on 2017-09-16

I created an image made of strokes with parallel lines that cross at several points. (1) I did convert to path, adjusting width of the stroke to define the width of the newly created paths. I wound up with an outline of all edges (2), but I wanted to create "weaving" (overlapping) bands (3rd)

3 attachments -
1st - image made up of lines/strokes
2nd - image after converted strokes to path.
3rd - Trying to get the strokes to make a path that weaves something like this.

Is there a way to tell inkscape to convert lines to look like #3 instead of #2?

How do you attach svg files or insert pics to these questions?
Launchpad isn't as user freiendly as the old system for me :(

Inkscape 0.92
Windows 10

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Hi Andrea,

not sure which 'old system' you mean?... There haven't been any changes here in the last 10 years or so.

If you need to ask a question that requires graphical explanations, perhaps you'd prefer using the forum at

You can also upload your image files to a file hoster, and share a link here, of course.

There probably is a solution to your issue, but you're right in that it's probably easier to discuss when images can be shared.

See you either here or at!

andrea k (glasslady1) said : #2

Hi Hachmann,

I think I was actually looking for Thanks! Reposted there with attachments.