On this page you will find some works and/or
information to projects which are in preparation.
A self designed pattern in missed hole, silk and cotton:
After a longer period of absence a review of 2016:
One of the Hallstatt bands in fine wool:
A handfasting band:
Rekonstructions from findings at the Valermoor, patterns from Silvia Ungerechts (Aisling), thanks to her:
After a few weeks of work I finished another band out from the collection Foitl (B76 Anatolian money belt). Original pattern (98 tablets) and lenght (2 m) and fully functional:
For presentation purposes I wove the same pattern using four different materials (cotton, wool, silk, linen) and different colours. I used 40 tablets and the woven length is about 2 m:
Another reconstruction from the collection Foitl "B60" a fragment band from Anatolia:
A new reconstruction from the collection "Foitl B1" a band from Anatolia:
During the last weeks there were less time for weaving, but here now my actual project. Free hand weaving with multicolour wool:
A reconstruction of the Anatolian band B51 from the collection Foitl. The original band has many weaving errors but the ends are quite nice, maybe making the ends was more work than the weaving:
My version of a reconstruction from the collection Foitl again, band B96 from Armenia, originally in silk. Material thin cotton, 50 tablets, 4,5 cm wide an app. 230 cm long:
In the last weeks I spent a lot of time at reconstructions, here now my last own creation. A mixture of a narrow broken twill pattern at the border and a colourful mid part using multiple threading. Looks a little like "art noveau" and "Gustav Klimt":
An experimental band with a new yarn from the japanese company ITO, silk with stainless steel:
Another band from the "Collection Foitl", it comes from Persia from the tribe of the Lori-Bakhtiari, originally made of thick wool, 39 tablets, 6 cm wide and 185 cm long, cotton:
A new reconstruction from the "Collection Foitl", a mens girdle from Tunesia, 100 tablets, cotton, 9 cm wide, 140 cm long:
I found this pattern at PINTEREST, it is a work of Freerk Wortman (from the card weaving group around Marike van Epen) from Holland. I was fascinated from the pattern and I want to have a copy of it, and here it is, 79 tablets, viscose, 140 cm long and 7,5 cm wide:
For this work I used a diagonal multi colour pattern, a variation of this pattern is often used in persian tent bands:
44 tablets, cotton, 5 cm wide and 140 cm long
Variations on knots, Tencel yarn, missed hole (2-hole) technique:
A contract work, girdle, hair band and a bracelet:
My latest work, "threading in" pattern meets "3/1 broken twill" and "double face" within one warp. App. 3 cm wide and 160 cm long; material self dyed silk
And here you can see my (smaller) version of the famous "Betel bag" from the Tropicalmuseum Amsterdam, thanks to Fiona for sewing ;-)).
Based on a building site at our house, there was less time for weaving. Here a small experimental band using sewing yarn, 30 tablets, 1 cm wide:
This is my new creation of a 2-hole pattern that was found at the celtic thomb "Hochdorf" in Germany, cotton, 60 tablets, app. 1m long and 6 cm wide:
For an exhibition in autumn I replaced my more then 10 year old bands:
Long time ago I planned to do a brocade pattern again, now I realised one. Silk on cotton. The pattern comes from GUNTRAM! Thanks!
Another test for my plastic tablets, this time I used wool, and it worked perfect:
My latest work was inspired by a mosaic pattern on the door from the islamic school Barach-Kan at Taschkent/Uzbekistan. Pebble weave, 60 tablets, cotton, 6 cm wide an 1 m long:
My second test with silk works great, it is very easy to weave silk with those tablets. 22 tablets, 2cm wide, 130 cm long.
I made some new tablets out of polycarbonate ("Macrolon glass"), and this is the first band I wove with:
I used the identical threading and patterns as before, only deleting the black threads, so you will get a pebble weave:
Knots in three colour doubleface, linen, 52 tablets, 120 cm long and 6 cm wide:
Three egyptian gods ("Imhotep";"Hedj-hotep";"Nun") as Hieroglyphics and letters in doubleface. I used TENCEL yarn, 61 tablets, 7 cm wide und app. 1 m long. Hedj-hotep is the god of the weavers.
This is now my copy of a original "Beltestakk Belte" made from pure wool with 56 tablets, 11 cm wide und 2 m long:
This is the small version from a pattern that is often used in the girdle of a Norwegian traditional dress "Beltestakk Belte"; 22 tablets in linen:
This strap depends on patterns found in the iron age thomb at "Hochdorf" in Germany. The border is woven in 3 colour 3/1 broken twill , the middle part is woven in 3 coluor 3/1 broken twill/missed hole technique. cotton, 56 tablets; 5 cm wide an 105 cm long
A happy new year to all our visitors!!
I made a new reconstruction of the fabric "Hallstatt III" this time in pebble weave, the first reconstruction was made as a threaded in pattern. Both techniques are possible, its unknown at the time which one is correct. 16 tablets, wool, 120 cm lomg and 2 cm wide:
Using 70 tablets and some leftovers of cotton yarn, I wove this little table-carpet. 13 cm wide and 60 cm long:
At the "Weavers Market" in Haslach I bought a beautiful linen yarn from the company VENNE from the Netherlands. My actual project, a star variation was woven with this yarn; 34 tablets, 4 cm wide, 140 cm long:
This is an experimental font, importet as picture into GTT. With the import function of GTT it is easily possible to create new fonts. I used 45 tablets and thin cotton yarn for this experimental band (width 4 cm, length app. 80 cm).
There was a lot of work outside the house in the last weeks, so no time for weaving. My actual work is an interesting comparison of the same missing hole pattern (thanks to STEINMAUS!) originally woven with long floats on the back (lower band) and then, with the identically threading, woven again with the single colour parts as 3/1 broken twill (see the fine lines on the upper band, left side). As you can see it is possible to wove missed hole patterns at least on two ways, getting different structures.
A new cotton band, variations with rhombs, 40 tablets, app. 140 cm long:
At the "Weavers Market" in Haslach I wove these two double faced bands, 40 tablets:
The Ram's horn pattern is one of the most wanted patterns, each time when I should weave something as a present this is wanted, 28 tablets, 140 cm long and 2 cm wide, cotton:
My last work was a narrow band in linen with small celtic knots using only two threads per tablet for the pattern:
Over the Easter weekend I wove some small bands in 2 colour diagonal technique:
linen/viscose, 40 tablets, each app. 1,5 cm wide und app. 20 cm long:
Another one woven in cotton, 24 tablets, 150 cm long: w
A new created pattern in cotton, woven to a tip, 24 tablets, 150 cm long:
A triple "Ram's horn", cotton, 58 tablets, 75 cm long and 6,5 cm wide:
A multicolured double face band, cotton, 58 tablets, 75 cm long and 6,5 cm wide. Pattern from of the book of Otfried Staudigel.
A second one in different colours:
Both sides of a multicoloured double face band, cotton, 54 tablets, 75 cm long and 6 cm wide:
A new band "Sulawesi": 36 tablets; cotton, 130 cm long and 4 cm wide:
In the last weeks there was no time for weaving, but here now a picture of my actual work: "Jerusalem Cross" in cotton, 28 tablets, 135 cm long und 3 cm wide
A lot of work around in house and garden, so less time for weaving but here is my actual project:
plant dyed wool, 130 cm long and 2 cm wide, pattern from a ancient textile found at the salt mine of world heritage "Hallstatt"
The first work after our summer break, a "Ram's Horn" in blue and red, 24 tablets, 180 cm long, material: linen
"Band of Bathilde" this version in green, linen yarn, app. 1 m long and 1,5 cm wide:
During our holidays I tried out again a historical pattern, it was used on the clothing, "Band of Bahtilde" from Germany, only two threads per tablet (except the border) where used for this pattern, linen yarn, app. 1 m long and 1,5 cm wide:
After a few weeks of working around the house and the garden and no time for weaving my actual work. Long floats in cotton, app 120 cm lang, thanks to Babette for the pattern:
I found that pattern at the homepage of a french woman who also does tablet weaving; linen, 40 tablets, 160 cm long:
For my iron age clothing I needed a typical belt made of hand dyed wool (onion, onion with iron sulphate, golden rod), pattern from a finding at Hallstatt:
On the left and the right side of the band the weft builds loops and they are connected with a back stitch each time the weft passes through the sheft. So you will get a chain on both sides of the band:
Another version now in five different shades of purple:
A new experimental band, the structure is built only by turning alternate groups of S or Z threaded tablets. It gives the fabric a 3 dimensional structure:
A happy new year to everybody!
On my last work I had to spent a lot of time, it is again a reconstruction from the "Collection Foitl" GB13, a belt for fixing things on the back of camels from the tribe of the Lori-Bachtiyari in Iran. The original was woven at the end of the 19. century and is app. 2,6 m long and app. 8 cm wide. The orginal materials were wool and cotton. My reconstruction is only half as long as the original and 6 cm wide, using cotton yarn. 61 tablets were used.
I generated this double faced pattern in GTT, using a picture as template and import it as a bitmap. Woven with very thin threads (sewing yarn), 64 tablets, dauble face, app. 2 cm wide and 20 cm long.
last update 09.10.2012