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The Ancient Craft of Tablet Weaving: Getting Started. This document is provided as is without any express or implied warranties.

The Ancient Craft of Tablet Weaving: Getting Started

While every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained, the author assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial private research purposes provided the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved on all copies. Website mirroring is permitted by express prior arrangement. Tablet Weaving. Tablet weaving is often called card weaving in the US, but "tablet weaving" has a wider acceptance.

Tablet Weaving

Silver brocaded band Leather bag with TW edging Tablet weaving pictures 3/1 twill pictures TW photos. Tablet weaving. Side view of tablet weaving The origins of this technique go back at least to the early Iron age.

Tablet weaving

Examples have been found at Hochdorf, Germany,[1] and Apremont, France.[2] Tablet-woven bands are commonly found in Iron age graves and are presumed to be standard trim for garments among various peoples, including the Vikings.[3] As the materials and tools are relatively cheap and easy to obtain, tablet weaving is popular with hobbyist weavers. DIY Bell Bottoms. Some say that the comeback of the flare & wide leg denim trend marks the death of the skinny jean.

DIY Bell Bottoms

Although I’m not ready to retire all of my skinnies just yet, I’m more than happy to lend a couple of pairs for the sake of an HonestlyWTF DIY. With denim scrap I saved when making some denim cut-offs last summer, we’ll show you how to upcycle a pair of skinny jeans into a pair of bell bottoms! Yoga Mat Bag DIY. Yoga mat bags are a necessity if you are someone who walks or commutes to yoga class.

Yoga Mat Bag DIY

The mats can be slightly awkward to carry on their own and never fit properly in regular shoulder bags. Having a yoga mat bag can not only keep your mat protected, but when you’re walking, biking, or riding the subway to class you can just sling your mat over your shoulder. DIY Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray. We do yoga to take care of our bodies, but there’s something else that we mustn’t forget to provide with a little TLC from time to time: our yoga mats.

DIY Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray

You can totally go out and buy a cleaner for your mat… OR you can make one yourself. The fun part about making this spray is that you get to play around with different ratios, and mix and match the types of oils you want to include in order to make your ideal scent. If you haven’t seen our post from earlier this week, there are tons of different benefits of different scents, so grab your favorite essential oils and get to mixing! Here’s what you need: Spray Bottle: You can use any spray bottle you like. DIY Garden: Hanging Kokedama Plant. UPDATE: This post originally ran on June 27, 2012.

DIY Garden: Hanging Kokedama Plant

We wanted to highlight it again because this would be the perfect activity for a warm August afternoon! Are you guys familiar with the awesome Japanese gardening technique known as kokedama? These hanging string gardens have been catching my eye all summer, and I knew I had to make my own! I met up with Tim Mountz, Nursery Manager – A.K.A Horticultural Ninja – at Terrain, to find out how it’s done.

Turns out it’s super easy to make these guys – and so much fun! Home Decor – DIY Ideas – Hanging Driftwood Workout Tracker. The most difficult part of working out is actually getting yourself to do it – at least, that’s what it’s been in my experience!

Home Decor – DIY Ideas – Hanging Driftwood Workout Tracker

I’ve found that the thing that motivates me most is when I actually keep track of my workouts. I used to make a little calendar for myself, and then circle the days on which I worked out. It was awesome to see the days I worked out all laid out in front of me – and I’ve always preferred to track my workouts after the fact, as scheduling them in advance can be a bit daunting. I loved that if I saw that a week had only one or two circles, it would motivate me to work out more the next week – and if I saw that one week was filled with circles, I’d be pumped on how well I was doing, and it would motivate me to keep it up!

There was only one teeny problem with this little calendar system I was using: It wasn’t cute. DIY Tent – Make Your Own A-Frame Tent. DIY Terrariums with Terrain. UPDATE: This post originally ran on April 17th 2012, but with summer coming to an end we wanted to remind everyone of this easy and beautiful way to bring some nature into your home – they’ll cheer you right up as the weather gets colder outside!

DIY Terrariums with Terrain

Terrariums are one of my favorite ways to add a little outdoor life to the home. The best thing about them is how easy they are to make – and once you know how, it becomes addicting. Trust me – you’ll want to make hundreds, experimenting with different types of plants, flowers, colors, shapes, textures…they’re so much fun! DIY Apothecary Bottle Necklace – How To Make Apothecary Bottle Necklaces. UPDATE: This post originally ran February 22, 2012 but lately I have become re-enamored with the idea of apothecary bottle necklaces!

DIY Apothecary Bottle Necklace – How To Make Apothecary Bottle Necklaces

I particularly love this little one Brigette has, and I really want to fill one with sand from the beach so I can wear summer around my neck all winter long… I’ve always loved apothecary bottles… they’re adorable and perfect for holding perfumes, beads or other tiny things. They also make super cute necklaces, and there’s so much you can do with them! I originally had the idea of putting little rolled up love notes in them as Valentine’s Day gifts, and even though that holiday has passed I still think it would be a really sweet gift for a friend or loved one, with a meaningful quote or message inside. What you need: apothecary bottles (I ordered some from amazon), necklace chains, jump rings, eyepins, and glue. Tin Can Lantern DIY – Tin Can Crafts. I’ve been wanting to make one of these tin can lanterns for a while now, but I was always slightly intimidated by the project because it seemed a little bit difficult. I was wrong – this DIY is way easier than I thought it would be and the tin can lanterns are a beautiful way to light up your room or add something special to an outdoor space or summer party.

What you need: a tin can (I used a coffee can, but you could make smaller versions using soup cans too), a screwdriver and hammer. Dip Dye DIY. This week we’re sharing some of the blog’s greatest hits! These are some of our most loved posts by you, our amazing readers. “She drips in color” comes to mind whenever I see this trend — it brings a certain happiness to tees, dresses, shorts, shirts… almost anything! DIY Desktop Dream Catchers. We’re always looking for fun ways to decorate our desk spaces at work, and these mini dream catchers do just that!

I was inspired to make them after seeing these incredible beauties that our store display team made for our Costa Mesa store: Brigette happened to have some leftover fabric from her reupholstered chair that I was able to cut little pieces of, and it worked perfectly. This is also a great project to use old crochet or vintage doilies for! The only other thing you need are twigs from a twig wreath, which I got at A.C. Moore. DIY Lace Doily Bowl. A little while back I was searching for doilies – not the paper kind, nice crochet and lace doilies – for a DIY project. I finally found some online, so I ordered a bunch figuring I’d use them for something. Sure enough, inspiration struck soon after and I decided to make some into bowls! I had heard of covering balloons with them to make really pretty lanterns (similar to our “thought bubbles”), and it turns out you can make a doily into a bowl using a very similar technique. What you need: doilies (I ordered them from this website), fabric stiffener (I found this at A.C.

Moore), and a bowl. Tutorial by Rae: Make baby tights. This tutorial will show you how to make a pair of tights by tracing another pair. Don’t have a pair on hand to trace? I’ve made a PDF baby tights pattern in size 3-6 months (with 6-12 months size modifications) that will be available soon (UPDATED: PATTERN HERE)! These baby tights can be sewn with either a serger OR a regular sewing machine. Stretchy knit jersey or old t-shirts make the best materials, and you’ll also need some 3/4″ wide elastic.

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