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Five bands
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Published: July 3, 2010
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A quick snapshot to let folks know what I'm doing. This shows the obverse and reverse of five bands made of 3/2 cotton, the design being based on draft patterns from a book. The rainbow and green/white bands are nearly 3cm wide while the other three are about 2cm wide. The wider bands are significantly more challenging in regards keeping the tension right on the warps--I'm not sure exactly why that should be.

The B&W band is essentially a doodle created by a semi-random turning of the cards.
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bear48Professional
ver nice 
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emortalcoilHobbyist General Artist
Thank your for all the compliments.
Ayano Tateyama (Bows) [V12] 
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You are very welcome :D
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UiiZaelicProfessional
wow beautiful patterns! Very tribal, I love it!
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emortalcoilHobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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bluetiger24Hobbyist Photographer
those are so cool!
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emortalcoilHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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bluetiger24Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome
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Wow those are really spectacular
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emortalcoilHobbyist General Artist
Thankee! :)
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mossy-treeHobbyist Traditional Artist
This look really nice. I especially like the green/white ones, not sure why... All these must have required a lot of patience and persistence.

Tablet weaving is something I should try one day, just to understand exactly how that works.
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emortalcoilHobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
The green/white band was by special request for a devotee of Apollo. I personally prefer more subdued shades but some folks like really energetic colors like red & yellow so I made some of the bands using those colors (except for the special request band the bands were made for a fund-raising auction).

I first heard about tablet weaving years ago while browsing the craft section of a used books store. Not sure why I waited so long to actually try it (started last spring) but my only regret is that I didn't start doing this earlier. ;-)
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How lovely. Waaay too much patience for me!
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emortalcoilHobbyist General Artist
:)
It requires more concentration than patience, at least for me. The work goes quickly when I've developed a rhythm (turn cards-throw weft/finger beat-use beater-repeat cycle). Embroidery requires much more patience; some of my embroidery pieces have taken weeks to months to finish whereas the longest strap I've woven (over 2 m long) was finished in a single weekend.

Glad you like them.
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Wow, okay, I can kind of see what you mean, once you get the pattern down. And doom upon any who interrupt without bringing cookies to soften the distraction.
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