Cardweaving

 

Cardweaving, or Tablet Weaving, is an ancient craft by which people wove the narrow bands and straps needed in everyday life.   

Woven Blue Flame
blue flame

Detailed information can be found on the Cardweaving Wikipedia Page:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablet_weaving

 

Rainbow Ram's Horn
Rainbow Ram's Horn

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To help demonstrate the awesomeness that is cardweaving, and knowing that it's hard for people to see tiny threads, several members of Arch Reactor helped to make a Giant Surfboard CardWeaving Loom to weave 325 Paracord.     

at KC Maker Faire
Giant Surfboard Loom at KC Maker Faire

8-inch Oak "Surfboard" loom to weave 325 Paracord.    

Tablets are laser-cut 1/4" acrylic

Shuttle handmade at Arch Reactor

Please note first Paracord Band to the immediate Left of the loom

Please note the Schacht Inkle loom threaded with 10/2 Perle Cotton on the left of the picture - same pattern as is on the Paracord loom

Cardweaving must be done under tension.   In this case, each of the four-strands of paracord per card is weighted by a 1/2 liter water bottle

 

A laser-cut acrylic "comb" mounted to the end of the board helps keep the weighting even by spreading the bottles apart so that they don't "stack" together.    

 

Excess warp length is chain-crochetted together so it does not drag

Weighting each card of the loom with water bottles
Cardweaving "threads" require weights. In this case, 1/2 liter bottles of water!
22 cards - 88 threads - nearly 5" wide!
Paracord makes for WIDE bands!

The first Paracord Cardwoven band!

 

22 Cards - 88 Strands of paracord

 

Over 5.5 inches wide

 

Estimated to hold upwards of 10,000 pounds (assuming we could find and attach appropriate hardware)

 

In 10/2 Perle Cotton - band is only 3/4 inch wide!

Cardweaving Poster
Cardweaving Poster
Cardweaving Poster
Cardweaving Poster

 

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Agenda

Yesterday

  1. Voting Open for the 2021 Board Elections
    • Election Voting

      • Voting will open the very next day, January 20th, and run through January 31st.
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      Election Results

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      • February 2nd will be the General Business meeting.
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Tomorrow

  1. CANCELED - 3D Printer Meetup
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Whether you're interested in printing for art, prototyping, manufacturing, or just fixing dishwasher soap lids, this is a meetup group where you can come get answers to your questions, help people new to the hobby, and show off your printer and its creations.

      If you have a printer, bring it along, working or not, we would love to see and learn about it.

      https://www.meetup.com/STL-3D-Printing/

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Sunday, January 24th

  1. Open Build Something!

Wednesday, January 27th

  1. Board Meeting - Online

Sunday, January 31st

  1. Open Build Something!