Not going to lie, I'm pretty excited! My publisher has the files for the new book and are working on the proof copies! I should be ready to release it into the wild in early March, all going well. It's a bit different to my other books as it's mostly tablet weaving theory rather than practice, but there's still a new design in there for you to play with.
Wednesday 7 February 2024
If all goes well with proof copies and so on, I should have a new book to share with you for the end of this month! I'm more than a little excited, can you tell? This one has been in the works since early last year and I was hoping to publish in November as I have with previous volumes, but life got in the way several times. With this one almost done, I'm now doing the initial planning and layouts for the next book, so this may well turn out to be a two book year.
Tuesday 6 February 2024
The year's end has rolled around again (or rather it did a month ago) and there have been a few changes to Tablet Weaving Draft Designer. In the Display section we now have a "show only thread colour" option which will fill each square on the grid with the colour of the thread in that square and an "S-Z" toggle which will allow you to flip the letters below the threading diagram. This leaves everything else the same, with only the S and Z labels changing.
Wednesday 3 January 2024
After weaving my advent band over much of December, I wanted something with a simple, soothing rhythm to it for my project over the Christmas break. I opened up the folder I keep both my published and unpublished designs in and wandered through it until I found something to fit the bill. This one comes from November 2021. I have a bit of a backlog! I was at a loss as to what to name it, so I asked Instagram and this was the name I liked the most, especially as I often hang my bands up in hedges to photograph them!
This design isn't twist-neutral and will cause a build up of twist behind the tablets, so I've included a reversed version that will allow you to weave it out. As ever, you can find links to the text version and TDD file for both drafts at the bottom of the page.
Link to text version of Hedge Maze
Link to TDD file for Hedge Maze
Link to text version of Hedge Maze Reversed
Link to TDD file for Hedge Maze Reversed
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.