Tablet weaving experiment

This page is a way for me to document my experiments with tablet weaving. I’m fascinated with patterns and would like to see what diffence different colours and materials do to the same pattern.

Below you’ll see pictures of my progress as well as a small documentation with each piece mainly to illustrate the pattern, coulors and materials used.

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Experiment No 1

My first experiment with the pattern using red a the pattern thread.
My first experiment with the pattern using red a the pattern thread.

Read more here: Documentation for ribbon No 1


Experiment No 2

My second attempt show quite a different effect.
My second attempt show quite a different effect.

Read more here: Documentation for ribbon No 2

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  1. This is a very beautiful pattern and works in both combinations. I’m eager to see further results of this experiment.

    Happy weaving,

  2. Thank you. I’m trying to find the inspiration to warp another experiment – it seems to be lost in the almost-spring-weather we have here. 🙂

  3. Hi again ***

    Is there a pattern to make one of those looms that you can send me or send me a location online that you know about *** Thanks ***

    Sharon ***

  4. Sorry, no patterns that I know of. They can still be bought new here in Sweden but they are pretty expensive.

  5. I wanted to write an instruction for reading the pattern but I haven’t found the time. The quick explanation is that you start from the bottom and each double row of black and white squares shows you if the individual (or in this case pair) pattern tablet is turned away from you or towards you. Make 2 wefts (2 inslag) for each double row of squares. The black squares are your tablet so for the first 4 double rows all tablets are turned towards you, then on the 5th double row the tablets to the left of the centre (4 pairs) are turned towards you and the tablets on the right of the centre are turned away from you. Hope this helps. 🙂

  6. I have a question about your explanation… you say that the black/whit blocks are your pairs… but you have8 blocks and 11 pairs… So i don’t understand a single bit of your explanation :p

  7. The black & white blocks doesn’t include the tablets on each boarder. On ribbon no 1 the borders consist of three tablets, each threaded with just one colour, grey, yellow and red. These tablets are just continuesly turned in one direction. The 8 blocks represents the 8 pairs of tablets in the middle that needs to be turned in different directions to make up the pattern. Hopes this helps!

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