Create a Card Weave – Often called a Tablet Weave
Card Weave certainly is one of the oldest methods of weaving strong, durable useful fabric. Although there are several places around the world where leather or wooden cards and scraps of woven straps have been unearthed, no one really knows where or when it all began. For instance, long ago, predating recorded history, desert Nomads created strong camel saddle straps and harnesses by this method. The craft of card weaving passed down from generation to generation and still is being done today. Using multiple hand dyed colors, a variety of turnings forward and back, and flipping cards from one side to another can and produce intricate and unique patterns. When you weave with cards, you enter a time warp and become part of a unique and ancient history.