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Tablet weaving by Linda Hendrickson: A pangram in letters based on the typeface Gill Sans
Here is a pangram woven using two slightly different versions of letters based on the typeface Gill Sans, designed by Eric Gill. The pangram "quickly fix the rusted zipper on my woven jute bag" is one of several that I made up and wove while working on my book Please Weave a Message. A pangram contains every letter of the alphabet ("the quick brown fox..."), and is used to show the "look" of a script or font.
For the upper band, I used letters graphed for tablet weaving by Peter Collingwood. His graph for this alphabet (and numbers) appears in his book The Techniques of Tablet Weaving . There are 22 tablets for the letters, and 10 on each side for the borders. Perle cotton, 2-1/8" x 25-1/2" plus fringe. December 2002.
I modified Peter's graph, adding two tablets and changing the shapes of a few letters. The lower band shows these letters, and graphs for this version of Gill Sans is in Please Weave a Message. There are 24 tablets for the letters, and 10 on each side for the borders. Perle cotton, 2-1/8" x 26-1/4" plus fringe. February 2003.
This page was updated on May 29, 2013.