I recently acquired a copy of the book “Tak V Bowes Departed” by Elizabeth Benns and Gina Barrett. Of course I had to experiment! I started by working some of … Continue reading Three fingerloop braids
Charts for monochrome (twist-patterned) laurel leaves, and what I looked at for inspiration.
I’ve made a double face tablet weaving pattern for a rose, with five petals, five leaves and a pierced centre. It takes a total of 48 cards: 42 pattern cards … Continue reading A rose
Exploring a new book, trying out a couple of braids from it, and experimenting.
Trying a pattern from ‘Knitting with the Modern Maker’ and what changes I made.
Spirals can be found everywhere, in a vast array of sizes. They occur naturally in anything from shells to spiral arm galaxies. They are also found in manmade items like … Continue reading Mirrored Spirals
An ermine motif that runs parallel to the band with wavy borders, and a few notes on converting from Nm to crochet thread size (ticket no) and back.
Garters for Baron Master Antonio di Rienzo
Have you ever added trim to a garment, and had only one or two woven motifs left over? I’ve ended up with small pieces where there’s barely enough room to … Continue reading Stabilising leftover tablet weaving
A doubleface tablet weaving pattern for an ermine motif aligned across the band.
Finding linen offcuts, using up leftover warp threads, using a new embroidery stitch successfully… Oh and making last minute lucet cord and tudor-style wrapped beads! Here lies the tale of a drawstring pouch made of scraps.
Here I offer three patterns for “mini” ermine points. They require a maximum of 18 cards. Each can be reproduced with as few as 12 cards (8 pattern cards plus 2 border cards either side). Do you want to try doubleface tablet weaving? Have a go with these 🙂