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Judith Proctor ([personal profile] watervole) wrote2017-07-01 04:21 pm

Tablet weaving a glasses pouch

I like to carry my reading glasses in a small pouch on a cord over my shoulder.  Reduces the rate at which I lose them...

The old embroidered pouch is totally worn out, so I'm aiming to tablet weave a new one.

 This post is partly making notes for myself so that I don't forget what I'm doing...

On the last tablet weaving project I did using cotton yarn, four cards worth of yarn led to 1cm width in the final result.

Therefore, I need 28 cards to make a glasses pouch 7 cm wide.

The case needs a length of 15.5cm  x 2 (front and back), so 31cm, plus about 34cm wastage at the ends (turning space for the cards, shed for the shuttle, knotting onto holder, twist space, etc.)

That means I need 65cm for each warp thread and a total of 28 x 4 = 112 warp threads.

I'm going to attempt a pattern style called 'Egyptian diamonds', which is a two colour pattern plus a warp-twined border.  So, that will be 4 cards (with 4 warp threads each) for the warp twined border (black), leaving 96 cards of pattern. Half of 96 is 48, so in total, I'll need 48 magenta and 48 + 16 = 54 black.

I'm not sure if anyone other than La Avispa will follow all that, but see my earlier posts on tablet weaving if you want to know how to do it.

The aim, is to make a diamond pattern, but with rounded corners rather than sharp angles.

I'm going to try threading the tablets a different way this time.  I'll take photos for La Avispa.  If it works, it may save her some effort on future projects.
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[personal profile] aunty_marion 2017-07-02 11:19 am (UTC)(link)
At some point before I pop my clogs, I really must have a bash at tablet weaving. I've got a kit of cards, and an instruction book, but everything seems geared towards having a nice long table so you can clamp both ends to it. I've just gone through your tag-list on tablet weaving, and though the pictures don't seem to have come through to DW, I see that you're suggesting a belt and some means (can't tell from the description!) of fixing the other end to a door. I may have to dig further and see if I can make something like that work, though I don't wear belts due to my over-expanded waistline...
aunty_marion: Star Trek badge with added knitting needles (Knitting Trekkie)

[personal profile] aunty_marion 2017-07-04 11:45 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks! I can see all the pics in that entry now, though there's at least one other where they're not showing. Never mind, I've bookmarked your tablet-weaving tag, so when I do decide to have a go, there's that and the instructions I have to get me sorted.

Yes, I like flickr for adding photos. Reasonably easy to do, and I'm happy to pay for the 'pro' version so I can have multiple sets/albums, and I try to tag everything so I can find pics easily.