By Inge Dam. Tablet weaving uses simple cards to make some remarkably complex-looking designs. It is easy to weave the bands separately and sew them onto fabrics but they can also be woven simultaneously with the fabric, as an integral part. The first part of the book explains tablet weaving, from set-up to weaving, including some more advanced techniques like missed hole and pebble weave. Then Inge goes on to explain how these same bands can be made not as separate pieces to be applied but woven as a part of the finished cloth, either on the selvedges, at the beginning and end of the weaving, or even in the middle. She presents 21 samples that incorporate beading, twining, knotting, and other finishing techniques to very striking bands. Color photographs of finished pieces and swatches and step-by-step photos of the processes illustrate throughout.
Hardcover, 134 pages