Friday, 10 September 2021

OXO

A photograph of a tablet woven band with white, green and blue diagonal lines and diamonds, draped vertically across a leafy background


Back in April 2019, I shared Noughts and Crosses, a new draft I'd put together, with the intention that it would eventually be part of a trio. The second instalment, Tic Tac Toe, came along in December 2020 and now I'm ready to share the third band, OXO. Each of the bands has motifs in common, but are woven using different numbers of tablets and different colour combinations. With only 18 tablets, OXO would be a great choice if you've never woven something where tablets are turned in two directions at once. Like its siblings, OXO is twist-neutral for the pattern tablets, so you won't get a build up of twist behind them.

With regards to the colour choices, the three drafts together represent my place within the SCA. Tic Tac Toe, in red, gold and black, stands for the Kingdom of Drachenwald (which covers Europe and South Africa). Noughts and Crosses, in blue, gold and black (although in the sample band I used navy blue instead of black, as that's what I had to hand), stands for the Principality of Insulae Draconis (which covers England, Ireland, Iceland, Scotland and Wales). Finally, OXO, in blue, green and white, stands for the Shire of Thamesreach (the Greater London area), which was the local group that got me started.

A tablet weaving draft for 18 tablets, producing diagonal lines and diamonds in green, blue and white.

You can download the TDD file for this draft by clicking here.

The text version of this draft is as follows:

  • Threading:

    1. S threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)
    2. Z threaded tablet
      1. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      2. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      3. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      4. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
    3. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    4. Z threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    5. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
    6. Z threaded tablet
      1. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    7. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)
    8. Z threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    9. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
    10. Z threaded tablet
      1. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    11. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)
    12. Z threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    13. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
    14. Z threaded tablet
      1. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    15. Z threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)
    16. S threaded tablet
      1. White (#ffffff)
      2. White (#ffffff)
      3. White (#ffffff)
      4. White (#ffffff)
    17. Z threaded tablet
      1. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      2. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      3. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
      4. Japanese Laurel (#009900)
    18. S threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)

  • Turning:

    1. 3F 4B 11F
    2. 3F 4B 11F
    3. 3F 4B 11F
    4. 3F 4B 11F
    5. 3F 8B 7F
    6. 3F 8B 7F
    7. 3F 8B 7F
    8. 3F 8B 7F
    9. 7F 8B 3F
    10. 7F 8B 3F
    11. 7F 8B 3F
    12. 7F 8B 3F
    13. 3F 4B 4F 4B 3F
    14. 3F 4B 4F 4B 3F
    15. 3F 4B 4F 4B 3F
    16. 3F 4B 4F 4B 3F
    17. 3F 8B 7F
    18. 3F 8B 7F
    19. 3F 8B 7F
    20. 3F 8B 7F
    21. 7F 8B 3F
    22. 7F 8B 3F
    23. 7F 8B 3F
    24. 7F 8B 3F
    25. 11F 4B 3F
    26. 11F 4B 3F
    27. 11F 4B 3F
    28. 11F 4B 3F
    29. 3F 8B 7F
    30. 3F 8B 7F
    31. 3F 8B 7F
    32. 3F 8B 7F
    33. 3F 4B 11F
    34. 3F 4B 11F
    35. 3F 4B 11F
    36. 3F 4B 11F
    37. 11F 4B 3F
    38. 11F 4B 3F
    39. 11F 4B 3F
    40. 11F 4B 3F
    41. 7F 4B 7F
    42. 7F 4B 7F
    43. 7F 4B 7F
    44. 7F 4B 7F
    45. 3F 4B 11F
    46. 3F 4B 11F
    47. 3F 4B 11F
    48. 3F 4B 11F
    49. 11F 4B 3F
    50. 11F 4B 3F
    51. 11F 4B 3F
    52. 11F 4B 3F
    53. 7F 8B 3F
    54. 7F 8B 3F
    55. 7F 8B 3F
    56. 7F 8B 3F
As with all of the free drafts/ patterns on this site, you are welcome to weave them, sell bands woven using them, and use them to teach other weavers, just as long as you state where you found them.

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