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Wednesday 5 June 2024

Flash

A photo of a red and yellow tablet woven band hanging in a green leafy hedge. The band is patterned with a series of tiny lightning bolts.

It's ages since I posted a new free draft on the blog, so I thought I'd share this one with you. It's a simple threaded-in pattern (the design is determined by the placement of the colours in the tablets rather than a special turning sequence) and all the tablets are turned continuously forwards, so there will be a build-up of twist that you can undo by switching to turning all the tablets backwards. I've been struggling with names for drafts lately, so I threw it open to Instagram (I'm @tabletweaving over there, by the way) and the wonderful Mari came up with "Flash", which I think fits really well.

A tablet weaving draft consisting of two grids to describe the threading of the tablets and the turning sequence required. Both grids are filled with red and yellow ovals representing threads.
Link to TDD file for Flash
The text version of this draft is as follows:

Threading:
 * S threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Yellow (#ffff00)
    C: Yellow (#ffff00)
    D: Yellow (#ffff00)
 * Z threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Red (#ff0000)
    B: Red (#ff0000)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Red (#ff0000)
 * S threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Red (#ff0000)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Red (#ff0000)
 * S threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Yellow (#ffff00)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Yellow (#ffff00)
 * S threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Red (#ff0000)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Red (#ff0000)
 * Z threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Red (#ff0000)
    B: Red (#ff0000)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Red (#ff0000)
 * S threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Yellow (#ffff00)
    C: Yellow (#ffff00)
    D: Yellow (#ffff00)
 * Z threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Yellow (#ffff00)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Yellow (#ffff00)
 * Z threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Red (#ff0000)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Red (#ff0000)
 * Z threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Yellow (#ffff00)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Yellow (#ffff00)
 * S threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Yellow (#ffff00)
    C: Yellow (#ffff00)
    D: Yellow (#ffff00)
 * Z threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Red (#ff0000)
    B: Red (#ff0000)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Red (#ff0000)
 * S threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Red (#ff0000)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Red (#ff0000)
 * S threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Yellow (#ffff00)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Yellow (#ffff00)
 * S threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Red (#ff0000)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Red (#ff0000)
 * Z threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Red (#ff0000)
    B: Red (#ff0000)
    C: Red (#ff0000)
    D: Red (#ff0000)
 * S threaded tablet (↻)
    A: Yellow (#ffff00)
    B: Yellow (#ffff00)
    C: Yellow (#ffff00)
    D: Yellow (#ffff00)

Turning:
 1. 17F
 2. 17F
 3. 17F
 4. 17F
 5. 17F
 6. 17F
 7. 17F
 8. 17F

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.