Simple Board Loom

She who dies with the most looms wins. At this point I think I have 5 looms. The simplest looms I have is this board loom. Aside from the backstrap method I believe it’s probably the simplest loom to build at home. My husband made […]

Tabletweaving Technique: Weft management

This past weekend I ended up doing some tabletweaving in the park during our weekly fighter practice. Someone watched me for a while and then commented that although they’d done tabletweaving before they hadn’t dealt with the weft the same way that I I […]

Simple Diamonds.. err Chevrons

On Friday my love reminded me that on Sunday we would be helping with a demo in town.. and that “people really like to see things being woven on a loom” and asked me to have a project ready for the demo. I needed something […]

Knighting Tunic Trim

Over the weekend I started weaving the trim for Fearghus’ knighting tunic. I couldn’t just choose an “easy” trim(4f4b), no, I had to choose something that I’d never woven before in a challenging pattern. Now I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that I have enough […]

“Directions for making many sorts of Laces”

A long time ago I started working my way through the fingerloop braiding recipes in “Directions for making many sorts of laces” by E.G. Stanley in Chaucer and Middle English Studies in Honour of Rossell Hope Robbins. My primary goal is to work through these […]

Red Yellow Missed-Hole Tablet Weaving Spiral

I found the design for this here: I’ve seen some very lovely examples of missed-hole technique with cards and I wanted to give it a try. Turning Sequence:(read from the bottom up) 8 picks all backwards 4 picks 1-10 forwards 11-20 back 8 picks […]

Viking Whipcord

Interlocking or Making a Viking Whip-cord


Bast fibers Fibers that are extracted from the stem of a plant are called “Bast” fibers. Flax, hemp, ramie and nettle are “soft” bast fibers that were plausibly used in clothing worn in the SCA period(600-1600 CE). Flax The fibers of linen are made from […]

Embroidery on Clothing

Embroidery for Clothing – Anglo Saxon

Thread Numbering

what does 60/2, 20/3 etc mean?