On Facebook there is a wonderful group of artists called Historic Tablet Weaving. It’s an amazing source of knowledge and inspiration. One of the posts that pops up fairly frequently I see in several other band weaving groups is how to start or finish bands so that they don’t unravel. I made these two videos:
I hope these are helpful!
In addition, one of my favorite “hacks” is to deal with twist by warp weighting some of my cards in a pattern. For example, Ram’s Horn is a commonly used pattern that has two cards that build up twist constantly, while the rest of the pattern remains twist neutral. Warp weighting just those two cards allows me to continue to weave quickly, while easily handling any twist build up.
2 thoughts on “Starting and Finishing Tablet Woven Bands (and some other hacks!)”
Thank you so much for these videos! I’ve been trying to teach myself tablet weaving off a post I found online, which was great for getting started but really didn’t have any information at all about how to start things neatly or how to finish them off. Just started my first real project following your first video, and it’s already looking so much better than the little practice things I tried beforehand.
I’m so glad they’re helpful! Feel free to look me up on FB if I can be of further help. I truly love tablet weaving and it’s got endless possibilities!