How to join the ends of a tablet woven band (almost) invisibly

This technique will be especially useful if you want to use a tablet woven band as a trim for cuffs or neckline. It allows you to cover loose threads and avoid unexpected unfolding. The idea is simple: you need to leave about 5 cm of threads on one side of …

December – the romantic Kaupang band

The original band was attached to a piece of herringbone twill found in a woman’s grave in Kaupang, Norway. It was very tiny, only 9 mm wide! Most likely, it was woven with two wool threads and two plant fibers. The colors are not known. My interpretation is with four …

Viking heritage tourism

Recently I have been interested in academic research on living history and reenactment. I decided to turn it into a project – 1000words  – in which I read and summarise relevant academic articles in fewer than 1000 words.* Let’s give science a voice and let’s understand it. *All you read …

October – The narrow Oseberg band in silk

So far in my adventure with tablet weaving I have used only wool yarns. There are so many of them available that trying each and every kind and deciding what it is (not) good for is quite an engaging activity. I was also told by more experienced weavers that working …