1925 Tablet Hand Weaving Book Patterns DIY Build Card Carton Loom Weave Inkle Plans Use

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Pitman Tablet Weaving

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally published 1923!

Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of our original "Pitman Tablet Weaving!" This book was originally published in 1923! (Original is NOT for sale)

This item is a great resource for those who are Titanic and Flapper Era historical reenactment enthusiasts, stage and theatre costumers, students of historical clothing, theatre, fiber and textile arts, etc!

Our customers say:
"beautiful patterns love it received immediately great seller AAAAA+++++"

This HISTORIC item contains photos, color illustrations, and line drawings of wondrous card weaving patterns with clear instructions, designs and fundamentals for creating delicately beautiful, dainty ribbons to substantial and ornate accessories for household soft furnishings and more!

This book covers Tablet or Card Weaving methods and patterns. I believe the loom used is called an Inkle or Table Loom in some cultures.

An excerpt:
"...we learn that the art of tablet weaving is pre-historic, was very generally used in the ancient world, both Eastern and Western, was practiced in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and, that many kinds of beautiful braids and other narrow webs, for various uses, are still woven by this simple method in remote places where the primitive traditional arts and crafts still survive... "

Uses of Tablet or Card Weaving Projects
One could custom make your own, one-of-a-kind belts, straps, spaghetti straps for adult to baby dresses, chemises, undergarments, bathing suits, pj's, headbands, hatbands, bracelets, clothing, towel and linen trimmings, trimmings and handles for purses and diaper bags, fiber art jewelry and much more! With the use of courser cording one could make lovely accessories for the horseman or woman's mounts. These may include reins, halter straps, belly bands, girth straps, etc. Also, using lighter cording, dog and cat collars and leashes. Just a few of my ideas here and I am sure there are many more potential uses dancing through your heads...

Now I am certain the creative fiber and thread artists out there can visualize and conceive many, many creative uses for this art in our modern-day world way beyond the cultural confines of those when this item was created. I could see this art being useful with curtain, clothing and linen embellishments, bracelets, headbands, bed and bath linen trims, table covers and runners, wall hangings, baby items and gifts galore for the quickly upcoming holiday season!

This information comes of ancient origins! I am tempted to make some items (bracelets and headband) for my grand-daughters using fine to coarse crochet weight types of threads of linen, mercerized cotton or silk. I imagine when I begin to play with this I will use some of my size G and up vintage and antique silk threads. I might even get to the point where I will experiment with antique glass seed beads in the project just because I can… There is a great deal more latitude with this fiber art then one would imagine!

I. How tablet weaving differs in principle from weaving on the board loom
II. The tablets and the weaving stand
III. The warp and how to make it
IV. Fixing the warp on the loom and mounting the tablets
V. Threading the tablets
VI. Yarns suitable for use in tablet weaving
VII. Beginning to weave braid
VIII. Ornamental weaving with tablets
IX. Designs of colored stripes
X. Designs of checkers or dice patterns
XI. Designs of checkers mixed with plain vertical stripes
XII. Designs on plate IV and the frontispiece explained
XIII. Diagonals and chevrons
XIV. Reversing

(Extensive details what tools and items are needed to do this wonderfully delightful work.)

Scores of Separate Design Patterns

(A total of approximately 45 illustrations and 40 color images/photos provided)

What a historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!

Pretty much everything you need to make the dainty Flapper era table weaving but the antique or vintage threads, loom, etc. Those can be readily found online! You just have to hunt a little bit! Or, you can obtain the contemporary materials at your nearest fabric or craft store...

The ladies and gents of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience fiber art and thread worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come.

Average review
Oct 15, 2016 by Angelica Morris
Very nice older book with many, many patterns. I am very pleased.
Dec 26, 2014 by marburks
Received ok, haven't had chance to read yet. Thanks :)
Aug 2, 2014 by Michelle Stoklasa
Nice booklet, lots of information. Quick shipping. Thanks!
Mar 18, 2014 by Linda

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Thank you my wonderful customers!

Just an FYI that I'll have go on vacation mode due to upcoming surgery on my eyes. :p No fun but no choice anymore.

Surgery date is February 9th, 2016 and I most likely will start the vacation mode a few days earlier. My Ophthalmologist tells me 4 weeks but if I can I'll open up sooner (I'm kinda like that, wanting to be able to pay the doctor bills means pushing myself as much as I can).

Thank you for understanding and best regards,