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Kingcrafts

Tablet Weaving: An Introduction to Double Face Patterns

Non-Members $80; Members $65

Registration closes Oct 07, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

Tablet Weaving:  An Introduction to Double Face Patterns
Tablet Weaving:  An Introduction to Double Face Patterns

Time & Location

Oct 19, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kingcrafts, 12936 Keele St, King City, ON L7B 1H8, Canada

About The Event

Tablet Weaving:  An Introduction to Double Face Patterns

Tablet Weaving (aka card weaving) is a weaving technique where tablets (or cards) are used to create the shed through which the weft is passed.  Generally, tablet weaving is used to produce narrow bands useful for belts, straps, or garment trims.  With double-faced tablet weaving, you can weave a variety of patterns:  Shapes, figures, letters.  You have the freedom to design patterns as you weave.  In this workshop we will use quick warping and learn how to weave and design double-faced patterns.

Level:  Experience in warping and weaving on an inkle loom (no experience with tablet/card weaving is required)

Instructor:  Alison Ginn

Alison is a long-time weaver, using floor, table, rigid heddle and inkle looms.  She has taught numerous courses for adults and children, including an introduction to card weaving at Kingcrafts in the Fall of 2019.  Alison is an active member of the Kingston Fibre and Fabric Cooperative.

Non-Members:  $80

Members:  $65

Participants are required to bring:

* Standard inkle loom (inklettes are too small for card work)

* 4-holed weaving cards (one set of 25 cards will be sufficient)

* Yarns for warp & weft:  Two contrasting colours (one dark and one light) of a smooth, non-elastic yarn (e.g. 4/8 cotton or 5/2 mercerized cotton).  You will need the yarn as four cones or balls - two of the dark colour and two of the light colour (50 grams each).

* 4 small containers to hold yarns when setting up the cards

* Small stick shuttle with one sharp edge

* Measuring tape

* Sharp scissors

* Small ruler

* Paper, pencil, eraser, coloured pencils, etc. for notes

* Tapestry needle

* 2 large elastic bands to wrap around cards when not in use

The workshop is limited to 10 so register early!   The last day for registration is midnight on Monday, October 7th, 2024

Please bring your own lunch or you can do take out from Roost Cafe up the street from Kingcrafts.  Tea, coffee and water will be available.

We hope you can join us!

Registration closes Oct 07, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

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