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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Textiles.

For this BB, you will weave a belt!

Tablet Weaving Lesson #1 - Simple Diamond pattern in backstrap method


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- weave a belt at least 3/4" wide and long enough to be used by a real human
- add a buckle to the belt.  Show that the belt is the right size for the buckles.
- use natural materials.
- use warp-faced weaving techniques like tablet weaving, backstrap, etc.

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
 - before (show the materials), during, and after weaving the belt
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Approved BB submission
Here is my submission for the Textiles - Straw - Weave a Belt BB.

Specifications
- my belt is approximately 1-1/2" wide and long enough to be used by a real human
- added a buckle to the belt - two rings are sewn into one end
- used natural materials - cotton
- used warp-faced weaving techniques - tablet weaving
- the end of the belt has been stitched to secure the end while keeping the warp ends loose

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- before (show the materials), during, and after weaving the belt
31.jpg
altering playing cards into tablet weaving cards
altering playing cards into tablet weaving cards
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materials and cards laid out for future reference
materials and cards laid out for future reference
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continuous warp finished
continuous warp finished
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weaving
weaving
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more weaving
more weaving
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sewing the two rings onto one end
sewing the two rings onto one end
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wearing the belt
wearing the belt
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finished belt with measuring tape
finished belt with measuring tape
Staff note (gir bot) :

Mike Barkley approved this submission.

 
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