Copper Pipe Tablet Weaving Loom
I have been busy researching Tablet Weaving. My one experience with tablet weaving was many moons ago and the combination of small children, being tied to the weaving and remembering turning sequences wasn’t good. I wove one sample and thought I would never try that again! One should never say never again. I have become so interested in the many forms of weaving and braiding using small devices that I have now made a copper pipe loom for tablet weaving a la Wormspit who adapted Sara Lamb’s adaptation of Archie Brennan’s well-known copper pipe tapestry loom. The cross bars are 8″ which is what Wormspit (Michael Cook) recommends after he initially used 12″.
My tablets are a rather large version from Robin& Russ. They are about 3 1/4″ square and fairly thick. A deck of playing cards will be cut to square and holes punched to make a smaller, thinner set of cards. The tablet weaving list is a mine of information and recommendations of experienced tablet weavers. I have joined TWIST and am looking forward to that journal as well. The weavershand website is “An information page for weavers! Specifically for those interested in Tablet Weaving, Kumihimo, and Ply-splitting, …” with fabulous links and where I have been spending alot of internet time rather than blogging!
I am in the process of learning to make a continuous warp using Linda Henderson’s directions and video which can be found here. My first sample warp will be made using 5/2 mercerized cotton. Lots of fun time ahead!
And a photo to show that it is indeed spring though some days it has felt more like November.