One Day Workshops
One Day Workshops
1. Tablet Weaving for Beginners
The workshop will introduce the participants to the versatility of tablet weaving and how it can be applied into finished projects or as embellishments on woven items. The participants will become familiar with the tools and the best yarn to use for specific projects. The students will learn the difference between threading defined patterns and turning defined patterns. One warp will be made using a threading defined pattern. Another warp will be made using a warping technique called `continuous warping’. This warp will be used for a turning defined pattern. On that warp the students will learn regular double-faced tablet weaving. How to design original patterns and how to use these patterns to weave motifs in a band will be taught.
2. Double-Faced 3/1 Broken Twill
In this workshop the participants will be introduced to the ancient tablet weaving technique double-faced 3/1 broken twill. The basic technique will be taught, as well as how to interchange colours between the two faces to make motifs in a band. The many steps in how to design an original pattern will be taught. The students will design a pattern and weave a project. Samples will be available for inspirations. Participants are also welcome to bring tablets woven projects for show and tell.
3. Pebble Weave with Tablets
In the basic pebble weave structure there are two faces one dark and one light and each face has 3-span warp floats in alternate alignment. The faces can be interchanged to make motifs and the students will be introduced to this weave structure. They will learn how to weave pebble weave using tablets and how to set up a warp for this technique. The basic technique will be taught and how to interchange colour between the two faces to make motifs will also be explored. The participants will learn how to design original patterns. They will design patterns and weave a project. Samples of bands will be available for inspiration.
4. ‘Missed Hole’ Technique with Brocading
This technique has been found in three bands from the medieval period. Two bands were found in Iceland and one in Norway. The bands were woven with three threads in each tablet rather than the usual four threads. The technique is therefore most often referred to as the ‘missed hole’ technique. The participants will learn the basic technique, as well as how to interchange colours between the face and the back to make motifs in a band. How to add brocading will be taught and the many steps in how to design an original pattern will be explored. The students will design an original pattern. They will make a warp and weave a small project using the pattern that they have designed.
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