Our tenth Advent calendar post 2021 is:
Today we turn our eyes towards a cope from Ösmö church, south of Stockholm Sweden. Its a cope in green damask silk and with lovely embroideries. But we don’t care about those today. We look at the cool tablet woven fringe. The fringe is woven with 4 tablets. The warp is in silk. The tablets are treaded left-right-left-right. The green and the red ( today orange) weft is a 2-plied silk thread. The white is a single linen thread. The tablets are turned in the same directions and changed when needed. You can see a turn of direction in the red fringe part.
The cope is dated late 15th century.
Today you find the cope in the collections of the Swedish History museum.
With as little as 4 tablets you can weave awesome fringes. More fringes to the people!
/ Amica and Maria
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