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Also offered is a really great book on Card/Tablet Weaving. Lovingly typed up using a Selectric italic face, and hand-illustrated with B&W photos of setups and samples, this labor of love from Robin & Russ Handweavers, 1969, is as splendid an introduction to tablet weaving as other more finely polished and professionally published offerings. What a delight to have a piece of Mr. Groff's early work - one of the best book values on the market for this subject. 47 page soft cover. Fortunately, I was able to buy the last available of these books from the supplier, as this book is no longer available and out of print.
TABLET WEAVING FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN by Linda Hendrickson: 16 pages, 5-1/2"x8-1/2", Published in 1995. An easy and inexpensive way for anyone to get started with tablet weaving. Children as young as six can quiclky learn the weaving sequence for warp twining and weave beautiful bracelets and bands. All the basics of tablet weaving are in this little booklet. Here you will learn to make the "10-Minute Warp", great for kids who don't have a long attention span - they can begin creating immediately. Complete instructions for making a continuous warp, how to flip and rotate the tablets for geometric designs in warp twining, step-by-step directions for weaving a flat band and a seamless tube. Ideas for weaving a friendship bracelet, shoelaces, and bookmarks.
TWO-HOLE ANDEAN PEBBLE WEAVE by Linda Hendrickson: MORE Tablet Weaving for Parents and Children. 28 pages, 5-1/2"x8-1/2", self-published in 2004. This booklet has complete instructions for making a continuous warp for pebble weave, and for weaving charming traditional Andean designs with tablets. Hendrickson created the graphs by analyzing bands in her collection from Peru, and also designed an alphabet for this booklet. Several words are graphed and ready to weave. All graphs are for 16 tablets. The normal corner holes are not used. Instead, use a hole puncher to make holes in the center of two adjacent edges (or you can order the tablets with extra holes). Each tablet carries one dark and one light thread. To weave, just turn the tablets individually or in groups to make the top of the shed match the row of the graph.
THE WEAVER'S INKLE PATTERN DIRECTORY: Ann Dixon. The ULTIMATE Resource for Inkle Weavers! This book will provide years of enjoyment, adding over 400 warp-faced weaving patterns for you to weave on your Inkle loom. Inkle weaving is a simple technique that offers ample opportunity for experimentation by beginners and experienced weavers. This book is well constructed and without a doubt, the most comprehensive tool available to weavers. Inside, you'll find: * an overview of inkle weaving's history and traditions; * instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques; * an astonishing 400+ woven patterns; * illustrated samples and charts.This incomparable guide offers tips, tricks, and techniques to weave traditional and modern patterns and introduces a bounty of innovative new designs as well. Inkles created from these patterns can be used for a variety of projects, ranging from belts and braces to trims and neck pieces. 176 pages, spiral bound.
CARD WEAVING by Candace Crockett: 144 Pages, Soft cover, tons of beautiful photos. Learn Card Weaving with Candace Crockett's Card Weaving! Card Weaving is the go-to resource for the weaver looking to learn a new technique. Whether you’re just getting started weaving and have limited room and resources, or you’re an experienced weaver looking for a new technique to add to your skill set, this wonderful book has something for everyone. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the simplicity of materials required for card weaving: cards and yarn. This book contains templates to make your own cards out of poster board or cardboard. With nothing more than colored yarn and simple cardboard squares, you can produce exquisitely patterned woven bands!
CARD WEAVING OR TABLET WEAVING by Russel Groff: Soft cover 47 pages with TONS of pattern pictures and directions. Lovingly typed up using a Selectric italic face, and hand-illustrated with B&W photos of setups and samples, this labor of love from Robin & Russ Handweavers, 1969, is as splendid an introduction to tablet weaving as other more finely polished and professionally published offerings. Great information and details to patter work. What a delight to have a piece of Mr. Groff's early work.
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