Adventures in the S.C.A.
Kivrim Card Weaving
So I'm learning another tablet weaving technique: Kivrim
Apparently it means bent and there are a lot of bent lines with this pattern.
This is the most common pattern done.
pattern taken from the wiki page.
7-29-12 I'm going to do a short piece to get all the specifics down then I'll post up what my finding are. I'll then make a large piece for the Barter I'm doing. I'm using some very earth tone colors for my piece in egypt cotton #10 crochet threads.
So I never could get the gtt tablet weaving program, so complicated to use even if most people like it. I found the free software Tablet Weaver and it's Great! From Marley Crafts.
Easy to use and understand!!
I tried the above pattern in the program and it works...Check it out Here.
Started the sample and guess what, the pattern is upside down! I've reversed the S & Z threading. Also, something is not exact with the pattern. Once I get it off the loom, for one thing I'm not getting the whole pattern only half. I'm weaving 5 sets of 4 turns and have not done the reverse side, so I'm building up a lot of twist. Since this is the flat loom, I've undone the twist by hand. I'm getter better at my tension but I had to purchase 2 3" C clamps for one side and a hand clamp for the other. I don't know how they did it in period, I need to check lengths, maybe they didn't do a long warp but lots of short ones.