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Tablet weaving patterns

We have some interesting archeological tablet weaving finds in Norway from Migration and Viking period - Evebø, Snartemo, Øvre Berge, Oseberg etc. We make analyses, weave replikas, and there is a lot to learn, because these craftspeople were really advanced. From the material we know, we can conclude there must have been a lot more. Can we use our knowledge and skills to rediscover the lost material? Of course not. Still I don't stop trying - by copying technique and style - to bring the ancient cultures back to life. For reenactors, for decoration, for art and for the joy of weaving.

Some of my patterns are complicated, and some are very long. If you find  mistakes, can you please tell me? post@randistoltz.com)

 

Floats with three colours

To learn the technique, start with a small number of pattern tablets.

Øvre Berge 9 Easy

 

 

 

Øvre Berge 9 Blue

Øvre Berge 9 Yellow

 

 

Øvre Berge 11

 

 

 

Øvre Berge 16

 

 

 

Øvre Berge 21 Blue

 

 

 

Øvre Berge 21 Red

 

 

 

 

Floats with four colours

The famous band from Snartemo, grave V, has 40 pattern tablets. It is a good idea to try a smaller band first. When you understand the logic of the technique, you are ready for any number of tablets.

Snartemo 11

 

 

 

Snartemo 16

 

 

 

Snartemo 21

 

 

 

Snartemo 21 Symmetrical

 

 

 

 

Diagonals and twill - four threads, two colours

Diamonds

 

 

Waves and triangles

 

 

Ravens

 

 
 

 

Two threads - two vacant holes

  Cross, diamond and spiral
 

 

 

Four pattern tablets
 
 
 

 

 

Approaching Oseberg

Based on Sofie Krafft's drawings. The Oseberg textiles were in a better state when the find was fresh and the first investigations and drawings were made. Today most of them are more or less beyond reconstruction.

Serpent 1

Serpent 2

 

 

Waves

 

 

 

Horse

 

 

 

Wagon

 

 

 

Fragment 7a

 

 

 

Fragment 1

Fragment 1 Small

 

 

  Fragment 2

 

 

 

  Fragment 4

 

 

 

Dragons