Tablet Weaving

Examples of Tablet Weaving

Examples of Tablet Weaving

On this past Friday I took a class on Tablet Weaving taught by Michael Cook. Michael has done some incredible Tablet Woven pieces. On his website you can see examples of his work.  Http://wormspit.com

Michael Cook demonstrating  Tablet Weaving

Michael Cook demonstrating Tablet Weaving

Our looms were warped with black and white 10/2 mercerized cotton, using 15 tablets. This gives one a narrow band when woven.  More cards are used to increase the width of the band.  I used a Schacht inkle loom to weave on. The tablets are turned forward and backward to weave the pattern. Tablet Weaving seemed counter intuitive to me at first. Michael was very patient and encouraging as we learned the technique. The handout provided is also very helpful.

The next day at home I continued to practice Tablet weaving. My sampler was looking better. So in this case practice makes perfect or at least better.

Tablet Weaving on Inkle Loom

Tablet Weaving on Inkle Loom

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9 responses to “Tablet Weaving

  1. Woops…looks like I missed another wonderfully informative workshop. I love the results.

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  2. My first tablet woven piece was not nearly as good as this. Congrats. Makes me wish I had an instructor at the beginning. Happy Weaving!

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  3. Isn’t it great to continue to learn new things, and challenge ourselves? I haven’t tried this yet, but someday soon. Looks like you made great progress.

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  4. Have fun at Convergence, wish I was going.

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  5. Looks like you had a great teacher! I’ve always been curious about tablet weaving, but too intimidated to try to pick it up on my own.

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    • I enjoy it but it’s a much slower process than weaving on a floor loom. Some people incorporate it some how into their floor loom weaving but it would probably Be more tedious than I would enjoy.

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