Tag Archives: Anglo Saxon weaving

Diamonds and Broken Diamonds

Diamond twill is an ancient weave which has been identified in textiles dating back thousands of years.  I think it is a beautiful, symmetrical and versatile pattern that combines well with borders in a point twill, or with variations of … 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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The Warp Weighted Loom

The warp weighted loom has been found in European archaeology as far back as the Neolithic period, more than 6000 years ago, so in Northern Europe and Scandinavia this has been the dominant weaving technology for 5 of the past … Continue reading

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Broken Diamond Twill

I am weaving broken diamond twill this time – iconic weave of the Anglo Saxon and Viking periods.  The loom is warped up with Shetland wool again with a sett of 12 ends per inch, but this time with black … Continue reading

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