A Conclave of Card Weavers


Fifteen card weavers got together during the Complex Weavers’ Conference in Reno, Nevada on July 11, 2018. Our range of experience ran from beginners to several

who write, teach, and/or demonstrate at Renaissance Fairs! After each person shared his or her interests and activities in card weaving, we had time for show and tell.

Gudrun Polak brought her “Better Loom for Card Weaving” (see TWIST Summer 2015, pages 22-23) and set it up so we could see it in action. She also introduced some of us to the usefulness of ceramic insulators: not only good for weighting warp on her loom, but also for
kumihimo and weighting broken warp threads on a ‘regular’ loom. (Later I bought some at Amazon: Zareba WP36 Corner Post Ceramic Insulator, Large, 10 count for about $11. Each one weighs about 53 grams. The first review is by a weaver!)

I brought my copy of Tablets at Work and A Lily Grove (both by Claudia Wollny) for others to see. I also shared a couple of samples I had woven following directions in A Lily Grove.Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting and to Nancy Smothergill for inviting me to represent TWIST at the Complex Weavers’ Conference.


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