Tablet Weaving Card Sets

I have designed some new tablet weaving cards that are made of durable plastic, because I didn’t like to use the matt board ones. I found that they tended to wear out rather quickly.
I designed these cards to be made of plastic so that they would be able to withstand the friction that is placed on the tablets during weaving. The edges are smooth and the cards turn easily.
The plastic tablets are not mass produced but are made locally by skilled craftsmen.

The Paivatar tablet cards come in 4 colours: Red, Yellow, Blue and Green

One face of the card has a logo, the other side is blank. The multiple colours allow you to use different colours if you are turning groups of cards in different directions. The cards are not numbered, but you can easily write numbers or letters on them with a permanent marker to help you keep track while weaving. Be sure to let the ink dry before using the tablets.

The cards are slightly smaller than the standard tablet weaving cards that are on the market (60 mm square) Because the cards are thin and slightly smaller in size than other tablet weaving cards, I find it easy to hold several in my hand – and I have fairly small hands. The thinner size is also better when working with fine yarns as it allows the warp yarns to be sett closer together, much as in weaving with a fine dent reed.

The holes in the cards are also slightly smaller than the standard cards. This helps to keep the warp threads in alignment while weaving, as there is less play in the warp.

You may now purchase the Paivatar Tablet weaving cards and other weaving supplies through my Etsy and EBay shops.

Paivatar Yarn on Etsy
Paivatar Yarn on EBay

Karelian Belts

Karelian Style Handwoven Belts

In Karelia and in other parts of Finland narrow belts and braids were woven using cards (or tablets) or small hand-held rigid heddle looms. The woven belts or braids were used for decoration for skirts, for decorative edgings on clothing, hat trims or as laces for boots and shoes.
Different regions in Finland had their own characteristic designs or colours.

These belts are handwoven with pure cotton, linen or wool yarns using traditional weaving methods. Wear them as a belt or use them as trim for clothing, handles and edgings for bags
Karelian style belts can be custom ordered in a selection of colours and designs. Prices start at £18.00 per meter. Please contact me if you would like to place a special order.

Karelian Style Belt
Karelian Style Belt
Karelian Belt
Karelian Belt
Karelian Belt
Karelian Belt

Red Karelian Belt
Karelian Belt

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Look for my handwoven belts in my Etsy Shop.


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