Linda Hendrickson
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Tablet Weaving by Linda Hendrickson: An original pangram woven in letters based on Humanist Bookhand

The pangram "breezy and relaxed unweaving just takes many hours of quiet practice" is one of several that I made up and wove for my book Please Weave a Message. A pangram is a sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet ("the quick brown fox..."), and is used to show the "look" of a script or font.

These letters are based on the script Humanist Bookhand, which came into use in the late 14th century. This script served as a model for type. I graphed these letters for tablet weaving, using as my model the version of Humanist Bookhand found in Written Letters: 33 Alphabets for Calligraphers Expanded and Revised by Jacqueline Svaren.

There are 44 tablets for the letters, and 10 tablets on each side for the borders. Perle cotton, 3" x 56-1/2" plus fringe. Woven in 2002.

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This page updated on June 5, 2013.