cloth beam for tablet weaving - Old Believers inspired

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maple

a cloth beam for tablet weaving (card weaving), to secure the warp to a sash tied around your hips. The style is modeled after cloth beams used by a people group called Old Believers, though theirs were made out of single pieces of wood with no screws.

Made of maple grown on Vancouver Island, Canada. The screws and three-part construction add strength and prevent the piece from fracturing along the grain of the wood. Measures about 2 x 8 inches. Stock photo.

I had this product made to my specifications after seeing a documentary and reading an article on Old Believers. I've used it myself to weave a belt, and I like how it lets me easily stop in the middle of a project compared to a warp fastened directly to a belt.

This cloth beam creates a weaver-tensioned setup similar to a backstrap loom. I think it is superior to using an inkle loom or weaving board for tablet weaving for a few reasons. You get a lot of space to build up twist in the warp when turning cards repeatedly in one direction. You also get to increase tension to pack the weft down very tightly, and you get to release tension to turn the cards easily. An inkle loom gives you little space to work in, and the tension adjustment takes effort on an inkle loom or weaving board. Finally, this cloth beam is a lot cheaper and smaller than an inkle loom or a weaving board.

To use, secure one end of your warp to the center part of the cloth beam. Secure the other end of the warp to something very sturdy at shoulder height. Wear a sash around your hips and slip a prong under your sash on each side. Lean back to put tension on the warp. Use less tension when turning the cards and more tension when beating the weft. Unhook the beam and turn it to wind up the woven piece as you progress.

Tablets and warp not included. Pairs well with the 52 tablet weaving cards that I sell separately.

I recommend Peter Collingwood's book The Techniques of Tablet Weaving and there are lots of other good books out there too.

You can see me using the cloth beam in my video "Fringed Card Weaving" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_7vdtewQtk.

NOTE: this shop is open Monday morning through Saturday evening, Eastern time, most of the time. Occasionally the shop is closed for a week or more, and closures are announced on the main page, www.etsy.com/shop/RosetwistLLC.
a cloth beam for tablet weaving (card weaving), to secure the warp to a sash tied around your hips. The style is modeled after cloth beams used by a people group called Old Believers, though theirs were made out of single pieces of wood with no screws.

Made of maple grown on Vancouver Island, Canada. The screws and three-part construction add strength and prevent the piece from fracturing along the grain of the wood. Measures about 2 x 8 inches. Stock photo.

I had this product made to my specifications after seeing a documentary and reading an article on Old Believers. I've used it myself to weave a belt, and I like how it lets me easily stop in the middle of a project compared to a warp fastened directly to a belt.

This cloth beam creates a weaver-tensioned setup similar to a backstrap loom. I think it is superior to using an inkle loom or weaving board for tablet weaving for a few reasons. You get a lot of space to build up twist in the warp when turning cards repeatedly in one direction. You also get to increase tension to pack the weft down very tightly, and you get to release tension to turn the cards easily. An inkle loom gives you little space to work in, and the tension adjustment takes effort on an inkle loom or weaving board. Finally, this cloth beam is a lot cheaper and smaller than an inkle loom or a weaving board.

To use, secure one end of your warp to the center part of the cloth beam. Secure the other end of the warp to something very sturdy at shoulder height. Wear a sash around your hips and slip a prong under your sash on each side. Lean back to put tension on the warp. Use less tension when turning the cards and more tension when beating the weft. Unhook the beam and turn it to wind up the woven piece as you progress.

Tablets and warp not included. Pairs well with the 52 tablet weaving cards that I sell separately.

I recommend Peter Collingwood's book The Techniques of Tablet Weaving and there are lots of other good books out there too.

You can see me using the cloth beam in my video "Fringed Card Weaving" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_7vdtewQtk.

NOTE: this shop is open Monday morning through Saturday evening, Eastern time, most of the time. Occasionally the shop is closed for a week or more, and closures are announced on the main page, www.etsy.com/shop/RosetwistLLC.

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