Sunday, 18 August 2019

Oseberg Roses

This pattern was inspired by work done by Shelagh Lewins on a band from the Oseberg ship burial (buried in 834 CE). It's a simple threaded-in pattern and is woven by turning the tablets continuously forwards (or by turning the tablets continuously backwards to work out built up twist). It would make a great selvedge pattern as part of a larger band.

This is an easy weave, as the tablet threadings produce the pattern so there's no need to make turning direction changes or keep count of numbers of turns. A perfect pattern to work on if you're new to tablet weaving.

A simple tablet weaving pattern in white, red, green and yellow

A photograph of a tablet woven band made using the pattern above

1 comment:

  1. Oh, wow, this one is beautiful! I can imagine many Viking-era ladies of the Rose being interested in this pattern.