PLEASE NOTE – An updated version of the Birka pattern was uploaded on 27th Feb 2014. If you downloaded patterns from this site before then you may have a copy of the previous version which had a major copy/paste error in the S/Z threading. My profound apologies to anyone who might have been wrestling with the erroneous pattern.
Images link to individual pdf versions of the patterns.
A file containing all the patterns can be found here: Tablet weaving patterns.pdf
N.B. A backwards turn is identical to a forwards turn of a tablet that has been flipped or twisted. More complex turning sequences are given both as a grid showing which cards need to turn in which direction and as a simplified sequence that uses twisted cards to replace the backwards turns.
Twisting a tablet works by turning it around the axis that runs across from the AD edge to the BC edge of the tablet, the warp threads swap from S to Z threading (or vice versa) and the A/D and B/C positions are swapped.
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Thank you so much for the patterns! Just what I was hoping to find.
When one of your patterns says 2 F or 2x fo I turn the cards 2x before passing the weft or do I turn once, pass the weft turn again pass the weft & on to the next one. Thank you.
Turn once, pass the weft, turn a second time and pass the weft again.
Thank you for the patterns. I’m 78, learned tabletweaving 3 years ago and itching to try the dragons breath!
Argh! I dont know what I’m doing wrong! I prefer the turning to the twisting, but the pattern had this weird break in it! I’ve tried dragons breathe, kivrim, and eternity. Any ideas on what I’m missing?
Not without pics to see what’s going on! Email me and I’ll see if I can spot the problem.