Maikki Karisto & Mervi Pasanen
96 pages, Salakirjat 2013
“Tablet weaving is an ancient craft. Archaeological finds reveal us it was widely practiced also in Iron Age Finland. This book will teach you how to tablet weave bands using the techniques typical of the era: reversing twining direction on a diagonal, aka Finnish diagonals, and the tubular selvage and half turns – two specialities only known in Finland.
The book contains instructions and pattern diagrams for 30 different bands with ancient, universal motifs, used all over the world from the dawn of times. Some of the patterns are based on grave finds; some are designed inspired by the motifs and imagery of the Iron Age.”
139 band designs, 32 pages
First published 1903. Republished 2015 by Salakirjat.
“Traditional Finnish Decorative Bands, first published in 1903, is the most comprehensive work published on the subject and offers a wide selection of headbands, belts, garters and ornamental bands used in 19th century Finland. The book includes 139 band designs reproduced in color and a short introduction on traditional work methods used for making them.”