Tablet, or card, weaving, is a very...ah...complicated form of weaving, and before I ever attended an SCA event, I didn't even know it existed. I got to watch Ashley doing some of her tablet weaving when we went to a heavy fighting practice one time, several months ago, and it fascinated me.
As far as I have been able to tell, the idea is that the cards that are attached to the strings, get rotated each time the string gets woven through. Either all get rotated forward, all go back, or some go back and some go forward...
As I said, it's complicated.
Which may be why I haven't seriously tried finding a good tutorial beforehand. I like the ease and simplicity of crochet compared to how complicated tablet weaving seems.
However, spinning isn't simple either, and I find that very meditative. So, perhaps I'll be able to successfully manage tablet weaving as well.
Anyways, here are a few of the tutorials and resources I found that could be useful to others:
- Tablet Weaving Tutorial from Boogie Knits
- Malarky Crafts has software and basic instruction
- Guntram's Tablet Weaving Page has another program, patterns to use with the program, and various other things
- And there's the Tablet Weaving page from Stringpage which has simple techniques and patterns.
Hopefully it all will work out.