Just a few of the bands…

I looked up from the weaving and *how many* months had gone by??!! Two very large projects have taken most of my time over this last year. To take a break from those patterns, I worked on several shorter pieces.

Samples from Applesies & Fox Noses:

Trying out silk warps for the first time:

Playing with 2-hole designs:

Snartemo-style band: initial threading was Snartemo II, but then I started experimenting.
Snartemo-style band: initial threading was Snartemo II, but then I started experimenting.

And adding the finishing touches to a garment:

Decorating the seams and hems of an apron dress.
Decorating the seams and hems of an apron dress.

I’m in the middle of making diagrams and writing up. With any luck, there may a pattern or two in the near future 🙂

Thankyou

I tried tablet weaving  years ago, making a couple of  belts and many yards of trim. But I never really “got” how things worked, which led to me wandering away and trying other crafts instead.

Last December, I found 2 patterns for the “Birka strapwork” design on the Lautanauhat FaceBook page.  I hadn’t seen patterns written in this way before. The diagrams included the position of the cards rather than the threading direction. That small detail helped me understand how card position relates to card threading and the pattern produced by the turning sequence.

Since that “Eureka!” moment I have made a few samples from the Applesies & Fox Noses book, successfully drafted a pattern from a photograph and learned more about weft tension than I thought was possible.

A big thankyou to Mervi Pasanen & Maikki Karisto for the inspiration to revisit tablet weaving!

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