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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?

Date: 2009-07-16 04:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] holyschist
I listed several websites in the community info, but I'd say that probably the best for getting the basic setup is Phiala's String Page. I'd start with the basics and the page on threading tablets.

Most people start with "threaded-in" designs, where you turn all the cards identically and the threading makes the patterns. If you want something closer to SCA period, I'd recommend threading all the cards with AB and CD in two different colors and then turning them so that when you turn the pack identically you get diamonds or waves or another simple pattern. It's good to get familiar with that threading if you ever want to do more elaborate doubleface patterns, like lettering or other designs.

The standard basic book, if you feel that inspired, is Candace Crockett.

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