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This community seems to be pretty dead these days, and my interests have shifted, so I'm trying to clean up my mental clutter, since I disappeared from DW for a couple years there. Would anyone else be interested in taking over as administrator in case the community revives in the future?
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Adventures in Historical Tablet Weaving

Brocade, Egyptian diagonals, and more, everything from Viking to 16th century. Lots of photos!
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I just tried tablet weaving for the first time last Saturday, as the local SCA had a workshop. It was great fun.

However, I now want to try on my own, and I forgot to bring the worksheet home with me. At the workshop, they already had the warp set up and the cards threaded, so I didn't have to do any of that.

Can anyone recommend a good "basics" website that explains how to make your own cards and get them set up right?
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I'm currently working on recreating braids on 16th and 17th century clothing.

Last night I figured out the first early 17th century tablet-woven braid in Kölner Patrizier- und Bürgerkleidung des 17. Jahrhunderts. Die Kostümsammlung Hüpsch im Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt (specifically, the braid on the first doublet on this page, which is also no. 18 on pages 84-85 in Patterns of Fashion; it's dated to 1615-1620, and has a shape very similar to late 16th century doublets). The book has a diagram and turning instructions, but the turning instructions were slightly incorrect and the diagram showed the S and Z warping backwards from how it's usually indicated.

I worked it up in heavy crochet cotton so I could see what I was doing, and didn't use an extra-heavy thread for the middle (the blue thread in my sample). Between all the threads being the same weight and me not having a shuttle to beat down tightly (or very good tension, since I was sitting on the ground with the other end tied to a camp chair), my braid is less compressed and looks elongated, but the structure is correct. I am very excited about this!

Sorry my photos are lousy; I'll take better ones when I have more samples worked up with instructions:

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