Card weaving (also known as tablet weaving) is a way to create
patterned woven bands that are thick, sturdy and beautiful. Though cards
are often regarded as a simple tool, the weavings they can produce are
infinite in design and complexity. The portability of these cards gives
you the possibility of carrying a four harness loom in your pocket.
You can use the cards on their own with a simple tensioning device,
such as tying the yarn to a door knob and tensioning around your waist.
Or use the cards on a loom. An Inkle Loom is an ideal companion, but you
can also use them on a Cricket, Flip, table, or floor loom.
Schacht has developed a card that, at 3.5 inches square, is
comfortable in the hand without being bulky. Colored bands and stripes
are printed along each edge as an aid in keeping track of the cards
position. Made of sturdy yet flexible 24-point card stock, these cards
will serve you well over many, many warps.
The cards come in packages of 25, more than enough for a range of
projects. All you need to add is yarn and a belt shuttle. You can start
weaving complex bands at less than the cost of two coffees!
Sample project instructions from Schacht
Kit includes: 14 x 4 Zoom Loom, 16 weaving needle, 13 tapestry needle, full color instruction booklet with 3 patterns.
This is the perfect tool if you just want to make little squares or if you want to make samples for larger weavings.
CLICK HERE to see Schacht's Youtube video on how to work with this little loom.