Category Archives: Tablet Weaving

Creativity and Inspiration

Creativity For as long as textiles have been created – whether by braiding, felting or weaving – craft-workers have been combining the functional requirements of the cloth with creative ideas.  This may have been to enhance the textile’s warmth or strength, to introduce different fibres, or to … Continue reading

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A warp-weighted Tablet Weaving Loom

I’m enjoying teaching myself about tablet weaving, through some reading and a lot of trial and error.  Over the past few months I’ve spent quite a while experimenting with ways to make sure that I’ve got the right tension on … Continue reading

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Tablet Weaving

Tablet weaving (also known as card weaving) is an ingenious technique for taking long bundles of warp threads and passing them through perforated tablets, then manipulating these to make strong patterned bands.  Historically this was done with either a back … Continue reading

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More tablet weaving

I have been experimenting with different yarns for tablet weaving … and there has been plenty of trial and error!  But I’ve learned a few things.  Some are life-lessons I have resisted for years, like: it is much easier to get … Continue reading

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The tablet weaving in action

When I get it all written, I’ll load a few pages of background on the history and archaeology of all this weaving  –  including tablet weaving (or card weaving, as it’s also known).  Basically, it is a technique of twisting densely-set warp threads … Continue reading

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Making a tablet weaving loom

According to the web sites, I can tie my warp to a door knob and proceed with tablet weaving without any loom at all.  I tried that, but I think I need more consistent tension … and I need to … Continue reading

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