So I made Tablet Weaving Cards out of the box. There is a really great tutorial on how to make these cards and use them in the Society of Primitive Technology online pages with the tutorial page by Robin and Bart Blankenship. I printed off the instruction pages, got out 2 colors of crochet cotton thread and decided to see what would happen. WOW!
Now I had to find a place to hook one end… To be more comfortable, I could have used a doorknob, but at the time I didn’t think of it, so this is what I came up with. This is one that you could do with the tails of your thread attached to a belt around your waist and the end on a tree if you wanted to do this outside. (In other words… no loom needed..)
In all seriousness, I was amazed when I saw the pattern begin to emerge just by rotating the cards forwards or backwards and passing the weft thread back and forth. This is of course a very untidy first try, but it will definitely not be the last.