Monday 11 July 2022

Book News!

Since January this year, I've been working on my next book project. I'm really excited to share it with you and it should hopefully be ready to publish towards the end of September. 

It's an exploration of medieval tablet woven orphreys (gold bands found on ecclesiastical vestments), looking at 8 different extant objects, with plenty of background notes on each of them. I've translated many of the motifs into other tablet woven structures, including: warp-twining, simple double-face, warp-floats, threaded-in, Icelandic vacant-hole, and two-hole weaving, as well as two bands brocaded like the originals. I'm also including information about weaving in each of the structures and instructions on reducing the number of tablets if desired. 

There will be 14 bands, using numbers of tablets ranging from 18 to 80, for you to weave and a total of 78 individual drafts to mix and match. They are a variety of different difficulty levels, making the book accessible for beginners and more experienced weavers alike. 

I'm looking forward to seeing the bands people weave from it!