This will be an in-depth review of how to weave with tablets or cards. On day one we will start with a basic history, and then cover drafting and designing threaded-in designs, setup, and basic weaving and finishing techniques. On day two we will learn the circular warp setup, discuss weaving with individual cards in packs, and learn about double-turn double-card diagonals. A deeper look at the mechanics of tablet weaving will be discussed. On day three we will explore double faced weaving techniques. This workshop is good for those looking for an in-depth look at basic and intermediate tablet weaving techniques and mechanics. No tablet weaving experience required, but this is a great workshop for those with experience who want to look deeper into this art.

Instructor: John Mullarkey  

Length: 3 days

Materials Fee: $3, Documentation

Skill Level: Beginner-Advanced, No weaving experience required

Equipment & Supplies to Bring:

  • Inkle style loom
  • 20-40 cards
  • Belt shuttle
  • Scissors
  • Four balls or cones of 10/2 mercerized or unmercerized cotton or #10 crochet thread; each ball should be at least 1 ounce. Two balls of one color, and two balls of a different highly contrasting color.