The Techniques of Tablet Weaving
Authors: Marjorie and William Snow
Marjorie and William Snow's classic Step-By-Step Tablet Weaving: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Tablet Weaving offers a fascinating introduction to the ancient art form. With tablet weaving (also known as card weaving), yarns of wool, silk, cotton, or linen are woven together on wooden tablets or cards (instead of on a loom) to create incredibly strong decorative bands for clothing, straps, coverings, and other useful items. Tablet weaving is especially appealing to anyone just getting started with weaving since it requires so little investment in equipment and materials.
This manual opens with an insightful overview of the history of tablet weaving, detailing many of the useful items that can be created. It covers all aspects of the craft in great detail, with line drawings, color photographs, and a variety of unique techniques. The authors present a range of interesting and practical projects to build skills, including traditional designs for items such as belts, purses, pillowcases, and rugs; they also offer tips for creating your own unique new patterns, and feature inspiring examples from museum collections and contemporary artists. There is something here for everyone, from beginners just starting out with basic projects to experts ready to take on advanced artistry.
Complete with bibliography and suppliers list, this helpful book is an comprehensive resource for pattern hunters and industrious do-it-yourself weavers and crafters. Step-By-Step Tablet Weaving is replete with detailed, illustrated instructions and a rich array of exclusive sample patterns, making it an indispensable aid for creating beautiful weavings.
- Paperback: 82 pages
- Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media (October 25, 2022)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1648371388
- ISBN-13: 9781648371387
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches