Sample Exchange 2020


Following the success of the past sample exchange, let’s give you one more time the freedom to choose any technique. The new theme is: Animal Kingdom. Are you willing to give 3/1 broken twill a go or do you prefer to stay in the still beautiful and creative threaded in patterns? Why not take a shot at brocade? Or put your 6 hole cards back on the loom!

Existing patterns are numerous. You can find some in:

  • Datta, Bonita. Six-Holed Tablet Weaving (2016 revision). There is a very nice wolf pattern in the book.
  • Groff, Russell. Card Weaving or Tablet Weaving (1969) if you want to weave an easy, really nice looking reindeer.
  • Hendrickson, Linda. Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: 50 Designs from Around the World (1996).
  • Staudigel, Otfried. Der Zauber des Brettchenwebens: Tablet Weaving Magic (2001)
  • Staudigel, Otfried. Woven Images, Unravelled Motifs (2008).
  • van Epen, Marijke. The Unknown Tablet Weaving (2002).
  • Wollny, Claudia. Die fabelhafte Welt der brettchengewebten Stola und Manipel zu St. Donat, Arlon (2015).

All these books, as well as many others, are available at the TWIST library. Contact John for more information at [email protected] or visit the Lending Library to check out a book. Of course, you are free to create your own patterns as

To participate, submit ten 6″ samples by May 1, 2020. Please include:

  • your name and address
  • draft and turning instructions
  • materials used (include samples if possible)

After the deadline, I will send you a binder of ten samples woven by others including the draft and turning instructions for each one.

Send all samples to:

John Mullarkey
3932 Cleveland Ave.
St. Louis,MO 63110 USA