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Card weaving - how to make your own cards from recycled materials

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I'm a spinner and a weaver. I especially love weaving with my own handspun yarns. A dear friend of mine, Sue Woods, traded me a pile of weaving books for my pile of stained glass and supplies a few years ago. I started reading through them all last November when I came across the book, "The Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing Book" by Rachel Brown. Reading this book led me to buying a book called, "Card Weaving" by Candace Crockett.

I hunted for weaving cards online and quickly learned how to make my own cards for card weaving via this Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Tablet-Weaving-Cards/. I made mine from a recycled deck of pinochle cards because they're much larger than regular plaing cards. The pinochle cards gave me weaving cards that measure 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" and fit my hands quite nicely.

Now, I like the playing card weaving cards well enough, but I've started getting into much more historic weaves and require sturdier weaving cards. This is why a new instructable has been born.

You will need:
Empty and washed cat litter containers with the labels removed (or some 2qt margerine tub lids)
a ruler with a good, straight edge
a good pair of sharp scissors
a Sharpie (this is the only thing that will write on this grade of plastic
a hole punch

Please forgive any line markings you see on the cards. I will try and scrub them off at a later point as they do not interfere with the use of the cards.
 
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