Warp: Dark green silk (fibreholics)
Weft: Dark green silk (devere)
Brocade: Tambour thread (Hedgehog handworks)
Pattern: Taplow Barrow
Cards: 23 pattern + 2x2 border
This is just a quick brocade pattern I did while waiting for some other stuff to come together. The pattern caught my eye when it was executed by opusanglicanum not long ago. Since them I've also spotted a version by Gina-B which made me want to buy the metal strip she used on the spot. Unfortunately Benton and Johnson's website is under maintenance so I will just have to be patient.
The pattern is from page 45 of Crowfoot and Hawkes's Early Anglo-Saxon Gold Braids.
I used the tambour thread which I bought after having trouble with the cornering in the Mammen band. It's definitely more supple- whether it's supple enough I'm not sure yet because the fibreholics silk I used for this warp is about 5x thicker than the devere stuff I used for the Mammen band. I'll need to test on a band with a thinner warp and see how it goes.
I did my usual brocade-under-both-upward threads thing here and I think this is a case where it would have made a particular improvement to the band has I only gone under one. Oh well.
I have no use for this band so I think I'll donate it as a prize in the Canterbury Faire fighter auction tourney or something.
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