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« on: February 22, 2012 10:47:40 AM »

A few summers back I attended a historical reenactment event and during the days I spent there, the viking-age enthusiasts managed to teach me card weaving and make me fall in love with it. After that I have every now and given it a go and as a result have managed to complete a few rather colourful belts with various different patterns.

I've yet to come up with a good way to wear them though, as I always manage to make them far too long for everyday uses. So until now I've only been able to wear them during folk events and the few reenactment festivals I happen to visit, but I am thinking of making a bag in the near future and using one of these as a strap.




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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012 11:13:49 AM »

these are so beautiful.  I onced used something similar to these to make a strap for my camera, you know the kind that attaches to either side and then you wear around your neck like a tourist ( I even  made it where the lenght was adjustable).  Also is it possible to wrap these around the waist more than once before securing with a decorative pin or knot? Again these are lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012 12:11:18 PM »

Very pretty!  I love the colours on the first one, your outline has really made the white pop!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012 02:20:15 PM »

What beautiful weavings!  I haven't dabbled in card-weaving in years, I mostly used the weavings I made for clothing trims.
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012 02:37:38 PM »

They look so lovely!  I never could get the hang of tablet Weaving.  I have a deck already warped in a chest somewhere.  You make me want to get them out again.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012 12:15:42 AM »

I LOVE these! I'm going to some historical festivals in the next couple of months and I hope they have something like this to learn...
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012 05:37:00 AM »

I went from inkle pick up weaving to cards, I'm really just getting started with bothe of them but have a lot of fun with it.  Yours are quite nice.  I, too, like the outline effect on the green one.
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012 12:30:41 AM »

Thank you all for your kind words! Smiley

And indeed, it is possible to wrap them several times around the waist, that is how I usually wear them, but since they are quite demanding and won't go with every outfit, I've never managed to switch these to my everyday wardrobe. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012 03:33:20 AM »

I have just started tablet weaving myself, and was uploading some pics. Yours are awesome!
I can also imagine them sewn together to make a bag, it would be incredibly sturdy
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Loving the first one, it reminds me of a snake! Grin
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