Twists and Braids
Directions for Three Strand Braid
The diagrams below show in detail how to thread the cards and how to
weave the three strand braid. The setup is for the 2-pack system. All
cards are Z-threaded . The first row marked as "Top - Warp"
represents the hole near the warp, the second row represents the hole
near the fell.
 Since two definitions of S- and Z-threading exist we need to clarify
that the setup assumes that the threads form the Z-slant as defined in
Peter Collingwood's "The Techniques of Tablet Weaving".
Cards in first pack: 1 9 10 19
Cards in second pack: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20
The pattern repeats after eight rows. Below are two different
representations of the same draft. Small arrows in the draft on the
left show users of the 2-pack system where to shift cards. The
representation on the right uses shading to indicate forward and
backward turns. Dark shading means cards are turned backwards.
© 2003, Gudrun Polak