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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 - it can be simple (two metal rings) or complex - show that the belt is the right size for the buckle
- use natural materials
- use warp-faced weaving techniques like tablet weaving, backstrap, etc.
- finish the ends

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
 - before showing the materials and loom setup
 - weaving in process
 - you finished project
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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
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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
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I made a belt out of handspun wool thread. I wove it on a warp-weighted loom (necessetating a tablet-woven starter), and packed the threads densely enough to create a plain weave warp-faced fabric. Attached a vintage buckle from my collection and hey presto -- a belt!

Ends were finished via a rolled hem.
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Preparing the warp threads -- locking in with tablet weaving
Preparing the warp threads -- locking in with tablet weaving
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Weaving on a warp-weighted loom
Weaving on a warp-weighted loom
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Finishing the belt
Finishing the belt
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In use
In use
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Wove a belt

I used 4 weaving sticks and a ball of wool to make a belt, 2" wide x 38" long. Long enough for somebody, but not me. The weaving sticks were easy to make and very easy to use. I recommend that when sliding the weaving down the warp, leave 1" of weaving on the sticks, otherwise they tangle.

More sticks would make a wider piece. Thinner sticks would make a tighter weave.
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It's easier to keep some of the weaving on the sticks
It's easier to keep some of the weaving on the sticks
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weaving a belt on weaving sticks
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weaving sticks with belt in progress
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finished belt woven with weaving sticks
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A simple put the tail thru the loop fastening.
A simple put the tail thru the loop fastening.
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BBV price: 1
Note: A buckle is required.

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Also, this is a weft-faced technique.  The BB requires a warp-faced technique.

 
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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 - it can be simple (two metal rings) or complex - show that the belt is the right size for the buckle
- use natural materials
- use warp-faced weaving techniques like tablet weaving, backstrap, etc.
- finish the ends

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
- before showing the materials and loom setup
- weaving in process
- you finished project

I'll be using a stick loom made from 6 chopsticks.  The material is 100% wool yarn.

I put the yard through the holes, looped it and tied it to the other yarn loops to hold the warp yarn.

I used this link to show me how to weave with a stick loom.
https://www.montessorihandwork.com/post/stick-weaving-lesson

This was a fantastic experience!  After dropping a couple wefts I learned to look at each end to verify which direction I was to go.  I also learned to keep my work at the bottom of the chopsticks to easier release it down onto the belt.  Fun stuff!
I began my weft by tying off to the first stick and wove this belt.  The belt buckle is 2 rings from my macrame.  


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BBV price: 1
Note: This is a beautiful weft-faced belt. However, the BB requires a warp-faced technique.

 
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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 - it can be simple (two metal rings) or complex - show that the belt is the right size for the buckle
- use natural materials
- use warp-faced weaving techniques like tablet weaving, backstrap, etc.
- finish the ends

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
- before showing the materials and loom setup
- weaving in process
- you finished project

This is my second attempt at this belt.  The first was not a warp-faced belt.

I started my warp-faced belt using a backstrap technique.  I didn't make it long enough so had to start over.

This belt was longer, adult size.  At first the belt was secured with the backstrap and attached to a dowel my feet held.
It wasn't very comfortable, so I brought my macrame rack to the end of the couch and attached one end to that and
the other end to the backstrap.  It went much faster.  However, I am obviously a novice as the belt is neither straight
nor even.  It is 3/4" wide.

The ends were finished by attaching them to a belt buckle I took off an old pair of shorts that had worn out.
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