First go at tablet weaving

A few years ago I attended a class at Politarchopolis University where someone talked about tablet weaving. I came home quite excited about the whole thing and made myself a frame to weave on, and RMB bought some cards. A week later, the dog chewed a few of them, and I got distracted by other things, so tablet weaving went on the “I’ll do that one day” shelf.

I’ve been quite sick these past weeks and was at home today so I thought I’d give it a go. A copy of Card Weaving by Candace Crockett was on the shelf so I had a read through the introduction pages. It all seemed simple enough (for the tutorial piece) so I measured 40 pieces of yarn and threaded the 10 cards required for the pattern.

Measuring the yarn Lacing the cards

I’m really quite easily distracted so I had to make a thing to remind me which was I need to rotate the cards next. The rememberer was born!

The rememberer

As the work progressed toward the end I needed a way to extend the yarn. Since it was already in a knot I used my belt, which seems to work OK. I’m sure there’s a better way to do it, but necessity is the mother of invention :)

The extendo-belt

All done! This was a fun process to go through, and I have quite a few projects involving tablet weaving planned. :)

All done!