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Tablet weaving

Last month I was taught tablet weaving by an archeologist and I love it. But being tied to the fabric by a belt feels awkward to me. Does anyone here enjoy weaving bands? Do you use some kind of loom or plank?

These are my first tries:

Now I got some finer wool (cotton) to make a trim for some clothes. The thick wool you seen on the photos is nice and soft but a bit too much for this purpose. =)



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Jul. 31st, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
those are really pretty. what are you going to use these for?
"being tied to the fabric by a belt" ?
Jul. 31st, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
These two were just meant to get some practice. They are too short as straps for a musical instrument and too thick for trimming clothing.

Tying myself to a belt is neccessary (for now) in order to put tension on the warp without technical or financial trickiness. I hope I find some inexpensive method I can construct without becoming a carpenter's apprentice. =)

The image from wikipedia shows a bit how the technique works:

The side of the finished work is where the weaver sits.
Jul. 31st, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
very pretty patterns
Jul. 31st, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
They are from the German website Flinkhand. Pattern 1 is here. Pattern 2 here. Though I'm not sure in how far you can translate it to the notation used in other countries.
Jul. 31st, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)
They are lovely! I've never heard of tablet weaving, how is it done?
Jul. 31st, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
This video shows a bit of the technique for master weavers. =) The method I use is a bit easier, all tablets are turned at the same time in the same direction. (And of course I don't use real silver.)

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