This is a set of 40 x 4 hole tablet weaving cards. The cards of made of coloured thin and durable plastic. The cards measure 6 cm x 6 cm. The plastic weaving cards are .5 mm in thickness.
The set of Paivatar tablet weaving cards come in 4 colours – 10 of each.
The set of 40 tablet weaving cards are packaged in an organza mesh bag.
(THIS LISTING IS FOR THE SET OF TABLE WEAVING CARDS ONLY. INKLE LOOM NOT INCLUDED. SOME PHOTOS MAY SHOW THE TABLET WEAVING CARDS IN USE)
One face of the card has a logo, the other side is blank. The multiple colours allow you to use different colours if you are turning groups of cards in different directions. The cards are not numbered, but you can easily write numbers or letters on them with a permanent marker to help you keep track while weaving. Be sure to let the ink dry before using the tablets.
I had been using matt board tablets previously but found that they tend to wear out fairly quickly. I designed these cards to be made of plastic so that they would be able to withstand the friction that is placed on the tablets during weaving. The plastic tablets are not mass produced. but are made locally by skilled craftsmen.
The cards are slightly smaller than the standard tablet weaving cards that are on the market (60 mm square) Because the cards are thin and slightly smaller in size than other tablet weaving cards, I find it easy to hold several in my hand – and I have fairly small hands. The thinner size is also better when working with fine yarns as it allows the warp yarns to be sett closer together, much as in weaving with a fine dent reed.
The holes in the cards are also slightly smaller than the standard cards. This helps to keep the warp threads in alignment while weaving, as there is less play in the warp.