Tablet Weaving Made Easy Course with John Mullarkey

John Mullarkey teaches you all the essentials you need to create beautifully patterned woven bands. Tablet weaving, also called card weaving, is easy to learn with this course.

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SKU: R6910

Availability: In stock


Do you love to weave but wish you could take your loom with you? Imagine a 4-shaft loom you can carry in your pocket! Using the age-old art of tablet weaving, also called card weaving, you will create beautifully patterned bands to use as belts, straps, bookmarks, or as embellishments for other weaving projects.

In this course you'll learn:

  • Tips for the best tablet-weaving tools and materials
  • How to read a tablet-weaving draft
  • How to warp using cards
  • Techniques for successful weaving, including managing selvedges and fixing mistakes
  • How to design your own tablet-weaving patterns
  • How to finish your tablet-woven bands

Using John's best-selling video instruction throughout, this course teaches everything you need to know to make your own tablet-woven bands. Tablet weaving is endlessly fascinating: after pattern design and warping, you simply turn the cards to watch your patterns emerge. John is an expert in this field, and he makes learning a new craft easy. John’s excitement is infectious: join him and an awesome group of weavers in celebrating this ancient art. Begin Tablet Weaving Made Easy with John Mullarkey today!

Course Outline:

Lesson 1:

  • History of Tablet Weaving
  • Terms You Should Know
  • Tools and Materials

Lesson 2:

  • Reading a Draft

Lesson 3:

  • Warping with Cards
  • Checking Your Warping

Lesson 4:

  • Start Weaving

Lesson 5:

  • Playing with Patterns

Lesson 6:

  • Doubleweave

Lesson 7:

  • Finishing Bands
  • Designing Your Own Patterns
  • Conclusion

Course Includes:

  • Card Template
  • Threaded-in Sampler
  • Threading Rules Summary
  • Useful Knots
  • Home Position Diagram
  • Threaded-in Design Sampler
  • “Evergreens” Draft
  • “Orchards” Draft
  • Interaction with fellow weaving students

About the Instructor

Tom Knisely

John Mullarkey is a weaver, spinner, and fiber artist who is passionate about tablet weaving and about spreading its many virtues and possibilities. He has developed software for designing tablet-weaving patters, and his is the primary author of A Tablet Weaver's Pattern Book (self-published). He has woven garments using his card woven bands that have been in both national and international fashion shows, and his designs have been featured frequently in Handwoven.

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SKU R6910
Author/Designer John Mullarkey
Product Type Course
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