Starting and Finishing Tablet Woven Bands (and some other hacks!)

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:

Beginning Tablet Weaving

Ending a Tablet Woven Band

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.

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